Equinix, Inc. an American multinational company has expanded its presence in India with the completion of the $161-million acquisition of GPX India, the Indian operations of GPX Global Systems, Inc. In Mumbai, the acquisition includes a fibre-connected campus with two data centers.
According to Equinix, Inc., its expansion into India will open new opportunities for Indian businesses expanding internationally and for multinational corporations pursuing growth and innovation in the Indian market.
In a statement, Equinix, Inc. said, “With the upcoming 5G rollout in the country, companies can get ahead in the digital era with Equinix and benefit from the ability to accelerate their evolution from traditional to digital businesses by rapidly digitizing and scaling their infrastructure, easily adopting hybrid multi-cloud architectures and interconnecting with more than 350 international brands and local companies in India,”
Managing director Manoj Paul, an industry veteran with more than two decades of experience will lead Equinix India. Equinix said, “Manoj will leverage his deep insights into the local data center industry to support the digital transformation journeys of businesses in India.”
In Mumbai, two data centers with an initial 1,350 cabinets, an additional 500 cabinets to build out. More than 90,000 sq. ft of co-location space will be added to Platform Equinix when fully built.
Jeremy Deutsch, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific said, “India presents enormous opportunities for digital leaders in Asia-Pacific. Bringing Platform Equinix to India not only solidifies Equinix’s position as the leading digital infrastructure provider in Asia-Pacific but also provides a new option to local enterprises and multinationals operating in India to interconnect and manage their digital infrastructure in Mumbai. We believe our global expertise and unique interconnection ecosystem will continue to empower businesses in India.”