Equinix Opens its First International Business Exchange

Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the opening of its first International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Seoul, South Korea. Known as SL1, this carrier-neutral data center offers a wide array of interconnection solutions and is designed to help accelerate digital transformation and hybrid multi-cloud migration for local and global businesses.

The opening of SL1 IBX data center comes at a time when South Korea is embarking on the next chapter in solidifying its leadership as one of the most vibrant economies of the digital era. The country’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Response Plan, launched in 2017, outlined the rollout of critical next-generation infrastructure, such as the establishment of a national 5G network and creation of new industries in areas of blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with the focus today on fostering a data-driven economy that will continue to drive the country’s growth.

As South Korea strives to make its industries more intelligent and innovative to secure future growth, the need for infrastructure that is globally connected and closer to the digital edge is greater than ever. As part of Platform Equinix®, the SL1 IBX data center will help local and global companies across the enterprise, service provider, cloud and content industries to seize opportunity amid the digital and cloud-first era.