Equinix will be rolling out its Cloud Exchange Fabric capabilities across Asia-Pacific in the third quarter of 2018, helping businesses in the region to dynamically connect to their digital destinations on Platform Equinix.

Equinix said the new inter-metro connectivity will enable customers in the region to link to any other ECX Fabric customers in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Perth), Hong Kong, Japan (Tokyo and Osaka) and Singapore, allowing them to connect in near real time to service providers, suppliers and other businesses on-demand, providing a new level of agility and flexibility.

“As our customers in Australia continually look to expand their businesses overseas, Equinix is committed to providing ways to help them reach international markets with ease,” said Equinix Australia MD Jeremy Deutsch.

With Australia’s close proximity to Southeast Asia, establishing interconnection and networking capabilities with the region are a key first step in helping our customers do business across the region and reach other global markets.”

According to Equinix, private interconnection is a rapidly growing business practice for primary companies as their industries become increasingly digital. Citing to the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published by the firm, Equinix said the capacity for private data exchange between businesses was outstripping the public internet, growing at nearly twice the rate.

“[It] is expected to comprise nearly six times the volume of global IP traffic by 2020; during this same period, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow 46% per annum to reach 1,120Tbps of installed capacity, approaching nearly a quarter (22%) of Interconnection Bandwidth globally,” it added.