Bangkok, Thailand – European colocation services provider ETIX Everywhere has acquired a 67% interest in Genesis Data Centre, which operates in Bang Chalong 30kms from Bangkok’s historical centre. Genesis Data Centre will form the basis of a new data centre campus which will be jointly developed with its local partner telco Interlink Telecom.
The Genesis Data Centre, which was renamed ETIX Bangkok #1, is already live with 2.4 MW of IT power and the future development of the campus will offer significant additional capacity. The new data centre campus to be developed is said to offer a high level of redundancy with four diverse routes for fibre access and power supply coming from two distinct substations.
ETIX Everywhere said that with Thailand’s large population and strong internet penetration, the country is an important growth market for the public cloud and OTT service providers, and that they need to bring their data as close as possible to the end-users in order to deliver a better service that will drive demand for colocation services.
Louis Blanchot, ETIX Everywhere’s group CEO, commented, “We are very excited to announce our expansion into Asia starting with this acquisition in Bangkok, one of the most dynamic markets in the zone. This first step in Asia is a major milestone in ETIX’s strategy to support our global customers providing them with our best-in-class colocation services wherever they need.”
Meanwhile, Nuttanai Anuntarumporn, Interlink Telecom’s CEO, commented, “We are very pleased to have a strong partner like ETIX Everywhere with experience in this industry. We believe that our partnership will support the booming Southeast Asia data centre and cloud industry and lead us to common success.”
Pierre Patris, ETIX Everywhere’s CEO for Asia, shared that they have very strict colocation requirements, and it has been difficult for them to find a data centre that can match their standards in Thailand with enough capacity for expansion, and they finally found an answer to their needs.
“ETIX Everywhere has big ambitions in Southeast Asia, first with this campus in Bangkok, and we are also very active in data centre opportunities in Vietnam and the Philippines,” said Patris.