New York, U.S.A. August 10th, 2020 – GPX Global Systems Inc., the premier provider of carrier-neutral Edge data center services in Africa and South Asia, today announced the sale of its Indian operations to Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), the all-cash transaction value of US$161 million is expected to close in Q4 2020, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approval.
Equinix is acquiring GPX’s leading high-availability, carrier-neutral edge data center business in India, consisting of 2 Tier 4 data centers. GPX Mumbai1 is a 30,000 sq/ft data center, and the recently opened Mumbai2 datacenter will a 60,000 sq/ft facility when fully built. The two facilities are interconnected with GPX’s Data Center Interconnect network. GPX‘s datacenters host the largest internet ecosystem in India including 12 Telcos, 130+ ISPs, 4 Internet Exchanges, 8 Cloud Service Providers, plus all of the leading global CDNs and content providers (OTTs) creating an unrivaled internet and cloud ecosystem.
Nick Tanzi, President & CEO, GPX Global Systems, commented; “after 7 years of building our business in India I could not think of any company better suited than Equinix to expand the platform GPX has created in India and help our customers continue to grow. Equinix and GPX share common business philosophies including a commitment to carrier neutrality, a passion for delivering the highest quality customer service in the market, and fostering the growth and development of our employees. I’d like to thank our customers for providing GPX the privilege of serving them over the last seven years, and also thank our employees for always putting our customers first and doing whatever was necessary to meet our customer’s needs.”
“GPX Global Systems will now turn its attention to growing our business throughout Africa using our Egyptian business as the anchor for our expansion. We believe Africa represents a very similar opportunity that drove our investments in India, including rapidly increasing mobile usage, increased subsea fiber investments, and ever-increasing growth in content consumption and data usage. We look to offer customers within new markets we expand to the same unparalleled service and support which has made GPX the first choice for customers in both Egypt and India “
KPMG India acted as the exclusive financial advisor and provided end-to-end advisory support and Kanga & Company (www.kangacompany.com) acted as the exclusive legal advisor to GPX Global Systems, Inc. on this transaction.
GPX builds and operates next-generation Tier 4, private, carrier-neutral data centers. GPX has been recognized as the premier provider of carrier-neutral colocation facilities within African and South Asian markets. www.gpxglobal.net
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees, and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone, and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures. www.equinix.com
GPX Launches First Open Cloud Exchange in India Interconnecting Cloud Service Providers Hosted at GPX’s Data Centers
Empowering India’s Enterprise Cloud Adoption, the service provides
customers an easy, scalable and secure way to connect to multiple Cloud platforms
Mumbai, India – May 20th, 2020: GPX India Pvt. Ltd., a global data center and interconnection leader providing next-generation, carrier-neutral, cloud-agnostic services, announces the launch of GPX Open Cloud Exchange at its Mumbai data center campus. GPX is the first data center and interconnection provider in India to offer an Open Cloud Exchange service which enables direct, private, and secure connection to multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) hosted inside the same GPX data center campus where the GPX Open Cloud Exchange is hosted.
GPX Cloud Exchange strengthens GPX’s market-leading and high-performance Interconnection Ecosystem that exists in the GPX Mumbai data center campus. Utilizing the GPX Open Cloud Exchange service, Enterprises can seamlessly connect to multiple Cloud providers via a single port, accelerating their Cloud adoption and establishing enterprise edge nodes to optimize their hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud network strategies. With burgeoning Digital Transformation underway in India, the nation’s Cloud market is expected to grow threefold to $7.1 billion by 2022, according to a recent Nasscom report.
“Building upon GPX’s theme of service neutrality, we are looking forward to making our customers’ journey to the Cloud seamless. Currently, we have 8 CSPs present in GPX’s Mumbai Data Center campus, three of which offer private direct connection services. The GPX Interconnection Ecosystem consists of 12 Carriers, 130+ ISPs, 4 IXPs, 8 CSPs, 9 CDNs and leading global content providers with geographic proximity to subsea cables offering the richest interconnection platform in India,” said Nick Tanzi, President, and CEO of GPX Global Systems, Inc.
As part of GPX Cloud Solutions, GPX has been offering GPX Direct Cloud Connect service to enterprise customers for over four years. This service provides direct connection services to GPX three CSP partners—AWS Direct Connect, Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect, and Oracle Cloud FastConnect, all of whom have an edge node hosted inside the GPX Mumbai data center campus. Through the GPX Open Cloud Exchange service offering, GPX will provide easy and scalable way for enterprises to off-load their IT workloads to these CSPs, and shift loads with high flexibility with scalable interconnection capacity from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps. GPX will be partnering with additional CSPs with direct connection capabilities to increase options for customers. In addition, as part of GPX Cloud Value-Added Services, GPX offers ‘Cloud Data Upload Service’ that enables customers to upload their data to AWS in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
“We have been using GPX’s Direct Cloud Connect service for almost two years to connect to Amazon Web Services. GPX has taken the complexity out of Cloud connectivity and made our journey to the Cloud easy and efficient. We like GPX’s pricing model of a combined charge for port and Cross Connect, with the option to upgrade rapidly. GPX team is very process-oriented and supportive,” said Bhisham Sharma, Manager, Network & Security, Jubilant Life Sciences.
“Our innovative Open Cloud Exchange service will empower the Indian enterprises to leverage multiple Cloud platforms in an easy and cost-efficient way. GPX is the only data center and interconnection provider to offer an Open Cloud Exchange service-connected to multiple CSPs hosted within GPX Mumbai data center campus, therefore offering highly reliable and scalable service,” said Manoj Paul, Managing Director, GPX India Pvt. Ltd.
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We are all struggling with the Coronavirus Pandemic and its effect on our lives, family, friends, and businesses. Although there are no indications of any infected individuals who have visited our datacenters, we are implementing the following policies which are designed to minimize the future risk to our customers, and our critical staff who are essential to the operations of our datacenters.
- Our first priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and vendors. The following policies are in effect beginning March 15, 2020.
- All non-essential GPX employees will work from home through Nov 30, 2020. We will modify this date based on the conditions within the countries we operate, and to comply with Governmental policies in each country.
- GPX will be providing private transportation and hoteling options to its critical operations employees in order to minimize the use of public transportation.
- Datacenter Restricted Access Through Nov 30, 2020:
- We have suspended all elective work within our Datacenters and have restricted access to GPX critical operational employees, customers, and security and cleaning staff only.
- Effective immediately we request our Customers to restrict their datacenter access to critical activities only. We have expanded our Remote Hand Services to include racking and stacking, and server/hard drive replacement in conjunction with your NOC.
- All non-GPX persons requesting access to the GPX Datacenters must complete a health and safety self-declaration form prior to entrance providing details on travel within the last 14 days and stating that they or their family members do not currently have any symptoms associated with the Coronavirus. We will deny access to any individuals who have:
- traveled to a country on any restricted travel list in the last 14 days;
- have symptoms of the Coronavirus;
- or have family members who have symptoms associated with the Coronavirus.
- we will modify this policy based on Government policies in the countries we operate.
- GPX will take the temperature of each individual requesting access to our datacenters including employees, vendors, and customers. Any individual with a temperature exceeding 37.5 Celcius / 99.5 Fahrenheit will not be allowed access to our datacenters,
GPX will issue latex and non-latex gloves to every person entering our datacenters. These gloves must be worn at all times while in the datacenter (GPX employees will operate all biometric access points and sanitize before and after each use).
We appreciate your business and thank you for your continued support.
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GPX India’s 3rd edition of Marketplace Meet 2020, India’s first and only neutral marketplace event “where content, carriers, and the cloud meet” In partnership with IDC and InterGlobix
MUMBAI, India – February 10, 2020 – GPX India Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GPX Global Systems, Inc., a Global Technology Leader – Providing Next Generation, Tier-4 Design, Carrier Neutral Data Centers to developing Global Markets announced that the 3rd edition of its annual flagship GPX Marketplace Meet 2020 event, India’s first and only neutral marketplace event was held last Friday, February 7th at the Grand Hyatt, Santacruz East, Mumbai, India from 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm IST.
The 3rd edition of GPX Marketplace Meet 2020 was focused on the role multi-cloud architecture plays in the digital transformation journey of enterprises, and the growing importance of digital resilience. The topics of discussion included digital scale and digital resilience along with the intelligence that will be critical remits for organizations, as they blueprint their future IT transformation journey’s. The event was divided into three sections:
1) Bilateral One-on-One Meetings, 2) IDC Roundtable, and 3) Marketplace Presentations.
The Bilateral Meetings allowed various Ecosystem partners to interact with each other one-on-one, facilitating deal-making. International analyst firm, IDC coordinated a roundtable for enterprise CIOs and Cloud Services Providers (CSPs). The Marketplace event comprised of presentations from several industry-leading independent experts including Sanjay Goel, CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), Avneesh Saxena, Group VP Domain Research IDC Asia Pacific, Aish Sinha, Director of Strategic Partnerships in India, ByteDance, and Vinay Nagpal, President of InterGlobix, and Executive Director of IEIC (Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee). InterGlobix Magazine was the Media Partner for the event.
“India is undergoing rapid digital transformation, whether it’s enterprises adopting multi-cloud strategies, new subsea cables under development, or consumers continuing to drive data consumption across the country. Our Marketplace event is a unique networking opportunity for our customers within the GPX ecosystem, and knowledge-sharing that’s currently is in its third year. The event is continuing to evolve, and this year’s focus is going to be on multi-cloud and digital resilience. With internationally recognized independent speakers, it offers a unique platform to the digitally growing Indian enterprise community and all members of the Internet Ecosystem,” said Nick Tanzi, President, and CEO of GPX Global Systems, Inc.
Since opening its first Mumbai data center in 2012, GPX has established itself as the leading high-availability, carrier-neutral colocation provider to Carriers, ISP’s, CDN’s, Cloud, Content Service Providers, and the rapidly digitizing BFSI sector. Within its GPX Mumbai-1 data center are 12 Carriers, 120+ ISP’s, 4 Internet Exchanges, 8+ Cloud Service Providers, leading global CDNs and content providers creating the richest Internet ecosystem and interconnect data center in India. The newly opened GPX Mumbai-2 data center is a next-generation Tier-4 certified standalone 60,000 square foot facility with 16MW of power. The new facility offers support for high-density applications, 52U cabinets, rich interconnectivity, and power system efficiency are integral parts of the data center.
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GPX EXPANDS THE LARGEST INTERNET ECOSYSTEM IN INDIA WITH A NEW STANDALONE 60,000 SQ/FT, TIER 4 EDGE DATA CENTER
New York, U.S.A. | Mumbai, India – December 10th, 2019 — GPX Global Systems Inc., the premier provider of carrier-neutral edge data center services in Africa and South Asia, today announced the official opening of its second data center in Mumbai, bringing GPX’s total equipped space in the Mumbai metro to 105,000 sq./ft.
GPX has established itself as the leading high-availability, carrier-neutral edge data center provider in India. GPX Mumbai1 hosts 12 Telcos, 120+ ISPs, 4 Internet Exchanges, 8 Cloud Service Providers, plus ALL the leading global CDNs and content providers (OTTs), creating an unrivaled internet and cloud ecosystem. The opening of GPX Mumbai2 will expand this ecosystem utilising new technologies to enhance the proven design, and electrical-mechanical architectures of Mumbai1 .
GPX Mumbai2 is a standalone, next-generation, Tier 4 certified facility with 16MW of power. Support for high power density applications, 52U cabinets, rich interconnectivity, and power system efficiency are an integral part of the data center. Our Mumbai1 and Mumbai2 data centers are interconnected with GPX’s Data Center Interconnect network offering secure and reliable 1G, 10G, and 100G services.
Nick Tanzi, President & CEO, GPX Global Systems, comments “GPX is expanding its critical role in supporting digital transformation in India, where interconnectivity is key, by creating infrastructure which is helping to bring content closer to the Indian population and improving the quality of internet services. GPX Mumbai2 provides expansion for our existing customers, and ample space for new customers to join the largest internet and cloud ecosystem in India.”
GPX builds and operates next-generation Tier 4, private, carrier-neutral data centers in emerging, commercial markets along important undersea cable systems of FLAG, SEA-ME-WE, EIG, FALCON, AAE, IMEWE, BBG and upcoming cables like EAGLE. The company offers highly reliable and secure carrier-neutral data centers to domestic and international clients looking to collocate their mission-critical business infrastructure. GPX has been recognized as the premier provider of carrier-neutral colocation facilities within African and South Asian markets.
More on GPX here: http://gpxglobal.net/
Enterprise customers to benefit from the combined value proposition of Oracle Fast Connect and Tier 4 Colo space at GPX Mumbai Data Center
Mumbai – Nov 4, 2019 – GPX India Pvt Ltd, a leading provider of premium True Carrier-neutral data centers and Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect.
Customers located in GPX’s Mumbai Data Center can now establish a high speed, dedicated connection to Oracle Cloud. Customers with equipment located elsewhere can also make dedicated private connections to Oracle Cloud using Oracle FastConnect via leased lines or MPLS links from a range of available Telecom Service Providers in GPX’s Mumbai Data Center.
FasFastConnect provides dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and other Oracle Cloud services. FastConnect provides an easy, elastic, and economical way to create a dedicated and private connection with higher bandwidth options, and a more reliable and consistent networking experience versus public internet-based connections.
Through collaboration with GPX India, Oracle customers benefit from reliable network access to their cloud data and applications from Mumbai, India. This means improved performance, enhanced control, flexibility, and scalability that can provide access to critical business data and functions.
Manoj Paul, MD, GPX India comments, “The launch of Oracle FastConnect in India at the GPX Data Center provides new opportunities for our customers, enabling them to build solutions that take advantage of the economic benefits of Oracle Cloud alongside their existing on-premises infrastructure. Our highly differentiated Tier IV data center is already a thriving digital ecosystem and the most interconnected Data Center, providing direct access to a wide range of connectivity and cloud options.”
Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that delivers powerful compute and networking performance and a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain. With unique architecture and capabilities, Oracle Cloud delivers unmatched security, performance, and cost savings. Oracle Generation 2 Cloud is the only cloud-built to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first and only self-driving database.
About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.
GPX India Pvt Ltd wins “Edge Data Center Project of the Year” at DatacenterDynamics Awards APAC 2019!
SINGAPORE September 18, 2019 – GPX India Pvt Ltd has been recognized with the “Best Edge Data Center Award”, Asia-Pacific Region at the DatacenterDynamics Best in Asia Pacific Awards held in Singapore last night.
GPX India Pvt Ltd receives the honor for its “unique and strategic approach to housing IT at the edge that is an exemplar to the wider industry”. This is in recognition of the unique ecosystem of “Carriers, Content, and Cloud” that GPX has cultivated at its Mumbai Datacenter, making GPX India the preferred destination for an Edge PoP in India.
GPX India continues to raise the bar for the Datacenter industry in India by developing next-generation infrastructure while remaining focused on being a truly carrier-and-service neutral Datacenter provider. GPX India’s second Datacenter in Mumbai – available September 2019 onwards – will further expand this ecosystem backed by state-of-art infrastructure.
MUMBAI, Aug. 21, 2019 — GPX India Pvt Ltd, one of India’s industry-leading providers of premium carrier-neutral data centers, continues to take strides towards its vision to provide a robust ecosystem – where content, carriers, and the cloud meet. GPX is glad to be the Data Center Partner for Linode, the world’s largest independent open cloud provider; thus enabling Linode to expand its global footprint and offer the region’s five million developers a more affordable and local alternative to hyper-scale providers currently serving the Indian market.
The combined value proposition of GPX’s Tier-IV Data Center Infrastructure, along with Linode’s cloud services, is now available at the same low, flat and transparent price in India as they are in every other region in which Linode operates. This will help customers in India and the wider Internet community to benefit from the best price-to-performance offering in the industry, allowing them to reduce latency and improve performance by running workloads closer to home.
Manoj Paul, MD – GPX India, said, “GPX has developed into a Cloud Hub. Customers already located in GPX’s Mumbai DC can easily establish enterprise-grade connections using simple cross-connects to connect to Linode cloud platform with the added options of connecting to AWS and Google cloud, since all these CSPs Direct Connect Edge PoPs are in GPX DC, thus achieve better performance and also be able to avoid bandwidth cost to connect to cloud. Customers with equipment located in their own office or other data centers, can also easily obtain private connections through the multiple-choice of available carriers/ISPs at GPX DC.”
Incorporated in August 2002, GPX develops and operates next-generation, private, carrier-neutral data centers in fast-growing commercial markets in the African and South Asia regions. GPX’s data centers are thriving carrier-neutral internet ecosystems, and home to the largest carriers, content providers, cloud service providers, and internet companies. GPX’s second Data Center in Mumbai – available September 2019 onwards – will further expand this ecosystem backed by state-of-art infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.gpxglobal.net
For more information on Linode’s Cloud services, please visit https://welcome.linode.com/indiadc/
GPX GLOBAL SYSTEMS Now Supports Hybrid Network Connections to Google Cloud via its Tier-IV Mumbai Data Center
Mumbai, India – 4 Mar 2019 – GPX India Pvt Ltd, one of India’s industry-leading providers of premium carrier-neutral data centers, today announced support for Google Cloud’s Dedicated Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform globally. With Dedicated Interconnect, customers can now choose GPX to provide connectivity from their Uptime certified Tier-IV facility, located in Mumbai, to the nearest Google edge point of presence.
Today, customers located in GPX’s Mumbai data center can easily establish enterprise-grade connections to Google Cloud Platform. Customers with equipment located in their own office or data center, can also easily obtain private connections to Google Cloud Platform through the multiple choice of available carriers at GPX Mumbai.
Manoj Paul, MD GPX India comments: “We are proud to announce the combined value proposition of our Tier-IV Data Center and Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect services now being available at GPX Mumbai. Existing users of Google Cloud services in India will benefit from Dedicated Interconnect being available at GPX Mumbai, so they can easily transfer large amounts of data between networks
Incorporated in August 2002, GPX develops and operates next generation, private, carrier-neutral data centers in emerging, but fast-growing commercial markets in the African and South Asia markets. GPX’s data centers are thriving carrier-neutral internet ecosystems, and home to the largest carriers, content providers, cloud service providers, and internet companies. For more information, please visit www.gpxglobal.net
GPX India’s 2nd Marketplace Meet: “where content, carriers and the cloud meet”, in association with IDC
GPX hosted the 2nd edition of its annual Marketplace Event, “Where Content, Carriers and the Cloud meet ™”, on 14th February 2019 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. This congregation of Content Providers / OTTs / CDNs, Carriers, ISPs, and Internet Exchange Providers, organized in association with IDC, was much bigger with more insightful presentations and meeting opportunities than the first edition last year. Over 175 attendees from more than 80 organizations across each of these segments participated in the event.
One of the event highlights was 2.5 hours worth of one-on-one meeting sessions facilitated by the GPX team so attendees had the opportunity to meet with CDN / OTT players (Akamai, Amazon, Cloudflare, Facebook, Google, Netflix), Telcos (Powergrid, Tata Teleservices, Vodafone Idea) and Internet Exchanges (AMS-IX, Bharat IX, DECIX, Extreme IX). Guests started coming in early at 3 PM for the meetings with these players, each of whom had a designated table organised. There were intense discussions to network and explore collaborative business opportunities; while enjoying the delectable snacks, tea, and coffee.
The formal event started with Mr. Nick Tanzi, President & CEO, GPX Global Systems Inc, welcoming the guests and sharing his vision for this grand event – to add value through insights from industry analysts that would be important takeaways for their businesses; apart from being a networking platform. In the keynote session, Mr. Hugh Ujhazy, Associate Vice President, IDC APAC shared a detailed outlook on “Data-Driven Transformation”. There were also partner presentations from Mr. Raunak Maheshwari, Extreme IX (Benefits of IX – Simplifying Content Access and Boosting Fixed Broadband); Mr. Nihit Tandon, Netflix (Content Delivery Network: Open Connect) and Mr. Onno Bos, AMS-IX (Company Profile). The evening progressed with an insightful panel discussion on “Carriers and Content Marketplace in India: Opportunities and Challenges” moderated by Mr. Manoj Paul, Managing Director, GPX India. The panelists included Mr. Marco Brandstaetter – DECIX, Mr. Martin Levy – Cloudflare Inc, Mr. Matt Jansen – Facebook, Mr. Saleem Shaikh – Tata Sky Broadband, Mr. Mukesh Jain – GCX, and Mr. Yugal Sharma – One OTT Intertainment: representing IXP/ISP/OTT/CDN/TSP/DC segments which make up the ecosystem which feeds and runs the content distribution over internet. The panelists discussed at length, sharing views on current trends, challenges and the way forward for this ecosystem.
The evening ended on a high note with 3 lucky winners taking away an iPhone X & two Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II Wireless Headphones. There was also Echo Dot & Google Minis for all delegates – a token of appreciation from the GPX team. The evening was a memorable one with the several attendees staying late to meet with peers, networking with partners, and engaging in business discussions over cocktails and dinner. Enclosed are some glimpses of the evening.