2023 in Review: Top 7 Achievements and Breakthroughs in Asia-Pacific

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2023 in Review: Top 7 Achievements and Breakthroughs in Asia-Pacific

In 2023, we continued to make significant strides in various areas including sustainability, diversity and inclusion, philanthropy and the expansion of our digital infrastructure footprint in Asia-Pacific. Here are the top seven breakthroughs we achieved in 2023 that are shaping the future of the digital landscape.

1. Unwavering Commitments to Sustainability Involvement and Investment

Time and time again, Equinix continues to reaffirm its commitment to sustainability. In Asia-Pacific, Equinix spent $34 million on 109 efficiency projects, which helped us exceed our power usage effectiveness (PUE) target. We have already realized a landmark milestone of 100% renewables coverage across all of our data centers in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, India and Japan through the purchase of various local and international Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs), including Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

2. Maintaining Momentum on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

We reaffirmed our commitment to facilitating a DIB workplace by becoming a patron sponsor for the Gay Games 2023 in Hong Kong – a major event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and promotes equality and respect for all. We also achieved GOLD in Pride Index in Japan and the Champion for Women Award from The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

3. Creating an Enduring Legacy of Giving

In 2023, we continued our efforts in connecting with local communities and those without access to the abundant opportunities of the digital world. Looking at the first three quarters of the year, our philanthropic endeavors in Asia-Pacific had delivered about US$153,000 employee-contributed donations and 1,700 employee volunteer hours.

4. Strengthening Workforce with Top and Diverse Talents

We strive to attract, hire and develop the best talent to support our organizational goals and serve our 10,000+ customers across the globe. As of Q3 2023, we have increased our workforce with over 210 top talents to support the growing digital economy in Asia-Pacific.

5. Increasing Digital Capacity in Existing Markets

In 2023, we continued to expand our digital infrastructure footprint to cater the growing demand and advanced needs for digital transformation in Asia-Pacific. With all the expansions, including SG5 in Singapore, SY6 in Sydney, MB4 in Mumbai and TY11 in Tokyo, we have added 3,025 cabinets in Asia-Pacific to serve the digital needs across the region.

6. Expanding into New Markets

Currently, we are operating 52 data centers across 13 metros in the region, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. To further expand our digital footprint in the region, we announced new IBX data centers in Kuala Lumpur and Johor in Malaysia; Jakarta in Indonesia, and Chennai in India.

7. Accelerating Innovations with more Digital Services

In 2023, we launched Equinix Precision Time® in Sydney and Singapore, Equinix Internet Access, Equinix Internet Exchange, Equinix Fabric®, Equinix Network Edge and Equinix Metal® in Mumbai, as well as Equinix Network Edge in Seoul. In Tokyo, we collaborated with Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) to install its quantum hardware in our IBX data center. Through Equinix Fabric, OQC is able to deliver its Quantum Computing as a Service to businesses and organizations around the world.

2023 was a fruitful year for Equinix! We will continue to shape the digital landscape for the future by creating a more sustainable, diverse and innovative digital infrastructure platform.

Happy new year!

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