Equinix, Inc. has announced the expansion of its data center in Jakarta, known as JK1, through its partnership with DCI Indonesia (DCI).

Coupled with its alliance with DCI and a premium connection with the Indonesian Internet Exchange (IIX), the second phase of development at JK1 is an indicator of Equinix's continued commitment to the region, where market demand from the cloud and financial sectors for world-class data center services is flourishing.

JK1 phase two will add approximately 400 cabinets to the data center, doubling available capacity to a total net size of 800 cabinets. The expansion is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2016.

Through the DCI and Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association (APJII) collaboration, JK1 enables direct peering connection to the IIX. Companies can also access Equinix's highly interconnected International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across strategic global markets via existing major network providers.

JK1 is located at Cibitung, approximately 30 km from the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD), and offers a full range of premium colocation, interconnection and support services. The carrier-neutral facility will be bringing more carriers into the data center to enrich network density by partnering with Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association (APJII) to provide more options for direct peering connection to the IIX.

JK1 phase two will further extend Platform Equinix™ to cater to the increased demand for premium interconnection and data center services in Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific region. The expansion will give existing customers the added capacity to easily scale when required, ensuring high-performance, network reliability, redundancy, and low latency. The expansion is in line with the steady growth of the company's leading global interconnection platform, in which Equinix has invested more than $7.5 billion over the last 17 years.

JK1 is home to a mix of businesses from various industries including cloud and IT services, network providers and enterprises, and a high concentration of financial services companies. Companies can leverage Equinix's rich business ecosystems to connect with one another and transact to realize new business opportunities.

In recent months Equinix has significantly expanded its global footprint through the acquisitions of TelecityGroup and Bit-isle which increased its reach to 40 markets globally. This has strengthened its ability to help global companies connect directly to partners, customers and employees in its 145 IBX data centers around the world. By facilitating more collaboration across borders, Equinix is a key proponent of the interconnected era and is bringing people and businesses closer together to accelerate business growth.