Equinix, a digital infrastructure company, announced that it has extended Platform Equinix into the strategic Indian market, following the completion of the acquisition of the India operations of GPX Global Systems, Inc. (“GPX India”). The US$ 161 million all-cash transaction includes a fiber-connected campus in Mumbai with two data centers.
Equinix’s expansion into India will unlock opportunities for Indian businesses expanding internationally and for multinational corporations pursuing growth and innovation in the Indian market. 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 digitsing and scaling their infrastructure, easily adopting hybrid multi cloud architectures and interconnecting with more than 350 international brands and local companies in India.
Equinix India will be led by Managing Director Manoj Paul, a veteran with more than two decades of experience who will leverage his deep insights into the local data center industry to support the digital transformation journeys of businesses in India.
Joe Zhu, Founder and CEO, Zenlayer said, “With over 185 points of presence around the world, Zenlayer continues to provide businesses with low latency and worldwide on-demand edge cloud services. Our global edge cloud platform, when combined with Equinix’s global footprint and cloud ecosystems, will further optimise our customers’ hybrid multi cloud infrastructure and enhance the digital experiences for users.”
Nishchal Khorana, Vice President and Global Program Leader, ICT, Frost and Sullivan commented, “Digital adoption in India has become a strategic priority for the government as well as enterprises. Indian government’s initiatives for building a self-reliant India are expected to further catalyze digital adoption. Digital will play a pivotal role as enterprises aim to transform their business models and strengthen competitiveness. With Equinix’s proven global experience, it has the potential to offer immense value for enterprises in India as they accelerate their digital journey.”
Jeremy Deutsch, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific stated, “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.”
Manoj Paul, Managing Director, Equinix India expressed, “Extending Platform Equinix to India with the addition of two world-class, highly interconnected data centers provides a platform for additional expansion across the country, and I am excited about the opportunities ahead for Equinix. With the global footprint of Equinix and the industry’s largest ecosystem, we are well-positioned to be a critical part as well as a driving force of the digital revolution in India, helping businesses to leap forward domestically and globally.”