The acquisition also helps us to further strengthen our leadership position in the region. According to Synergy Research Group, the combined market share of Equinix and Metronode in Australia as of Q3 2017, was 18%, which surpassed all other individual market players in terms of colocation revenues.
The Index projects that Interconnection Bandwidth capacity will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46% between 2016 and 2020. That’s higher than both the United States and Europe, and will quadruple APAC’s Interconnection Bandwidth to 1,120 Terabits per second (Tbps) of installed capacity – approaching a quarter (22%) of the global total.
As the world’s leading interconnection and data center company, we believe that interconnection is the biggest game-changer of the 21st century, fostering new forms of interaction and innovation. And our belief in the power of interconnection holds true not only from a business standpoint, but extends to all aspects of our work, acting as the foundation of our corporate culture and human resources values.
Asia awards are designed to recognize and reward. And, with any luck, and a continuous commitment to excellence and innovation, we will have the opportunity to celebrate winning again in the future.
This year the awards coincided with Questex’s Telco Strategies conference, which is very much focused on “digital transformation. And as the world's largest interconnection and data center provider, Equinix is right in the middle of this global shift to the “digital economy”.
This is the eighth year that Frost & Sullivan has run its Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards programme, which is geared towards recognizing companies across industries. Above all, it commends the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace.
Equinix has just won the Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Award for “Cloud Journey of the Year” for the first year. What’s more, it has also taken the “Service Provider of the Year” Award for a second consecutive year.
We’ve created a video timeline to illustrate our history in this dynamic region. Our story in Asia-Pacific is one of opportunity, expansion and optimism, and we want to tell it, even as we look for new ways and places in Asia-Pacific where we can help our customers meet the demands of the interconnected era.
At the NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards ceremony on Thursday 4 June, the industry found out which data center provider is currently first among equals. And, for the second year in a row the answer was Equinix, which won in the Data Center Services category.
Equinix has its own views on what customers are looking for in a successful data centre. In March alone we launched two data centres in the Asia Pacific – SG3 in Singapore and ME1 in Melbourne, Australia.