Opening offers support to Korean companies looking to leverage Platform Equinix and current customers looking to expand to South Korea
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it has opened a sales office in Seoul, South Korea. Korean companies looking to leverage Equinix’s global footprint of 100+ data centers worldwide and companies seeking to establish a presence in the country now have on-the-ground support for their regional and global expansion plans and interconnectivity needs.
Equinix has 19 APAC data centers strategically located in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Melbourne, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, many of which already serve Korea-based companies and handle Internet traffic originating from the country.
NHN Entertainment, headquartered in South Korea, deployed in a Singapore data center last year to expand the availability of its gaming services in Southeast Asia and deliver optimized performance to its users. By connecting to the gaming company ecosystem within Platform Equinix™, NHN Entertainment is able to provide a low-latency and high-performance gaming experience to users across the region.
Eric Lee, chief executive officer, NHN Entertainment Singapore: "Last September’s deployment in Equinix's data center in Singapore was an important move for us. Not only has it helped us to provide a superior quality gaming experience to our users, but we have also gained access to hundreds of potential partners and networks in Equinix's ecosystems to grow our revenue. We are confident that Equinix is the right data center provider to support our future expansion plans with their unparalleled global footprint."
Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix North Asia: “The IT market in South Korea has developed rapidly, and is particularly well known for its high penetration in the mobile sector compared with other Asian countries. We see that demand for global expansion of Korean companies will keep growing according to the growth of big data, online gaming, mobile, social media and cloud markets, and look forward to helping Korean companies succeed globally with the opening of our first Korean sales office. Businesses today transact with companies globally via Equinix’s data centers so, by the same token, the opening of our Seoul office provides our current customers and others seeking a presence in the country with the opportunity to expand into Korea and enhance their contribution to the growth of the digital economy.