Faced with supply chain disruptions and the exploding volume of data from increased cloud adoption, companies need to securely connect their distributed resources and pivot promptly when market conditions change, without compromising sustainability. To support its digital program and sustainability visions, Sime Darby Berhad, the Malaysian multi-national with reach across Asia-Pacific, has deployed on Equinix platform and leveraged network edge to digitally transform its infrastructure across the region.
Commenting on the development, Goh Hai Peow, chief information and digital officer, Sime Darby Berhad Group, said, “We are hopeful that the collaboration with Equinix will help us seamlessly bridge the distance between our distributed digital infrastructure throughout the region and improve agility with accelerated deployment.”
Equinix, Inc. supports Sime Darby Berhad through the deployment in its Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Asia-Pacific. With the support from Equinix’s technology partner Coevolve, Sime Darby Berhad also adopts Equinix’s Network Edge on Equinix Fabric to achieve secure and stable software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) integration across markets. This deployment allows Sime Darby Berhad to rapidly scale and adapt to external factors by deploying digital infrastructure as needed, eliminating prior systems that required shipment, truck-roll and capital expenditure.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Deutsch, president, Equinix Asia-Pacific, said, “Our collaboration with Sime Darby Berhad sets an important precedent illustrating that businesses can be digitally competitive in the ever-shifting global landscape and do so in a sustainable way. At Equinix, our vision is to work with our customers to empower sustainable operations through digital infrastructure. As part of our commitment to the wider community, we are proud to support Sime Darby Berhad with their digital strategy across the region.”
- Sime Darby Berhad is a partner of choice for the world’s best brands in the industrial and motors sectors. We deliver sustainable value to our stakeholders through operational excellence, high performance standards and good corporate governance. Founded in 1910, Sime Darby Berhad today has a workforce of approximately 20,000 employees and a presence in 19 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.
- Both Equinix and Sime Darby Berhad are committed to sustainability within their operations and the broader industry. Equinix demonstrates its commitment through a wide range of initiatives that include leveraging innovative data centre designs, greener investments, scaling renewable energy and prioritising transparency around the impacts of its business. Equinix’s environmental commitments consist of reaching climate-neutral by 2030, and as of 2020, Equinix already implements over 90 per cent renewable energy globally. Equinix’s goals align and advance Sime Darby Berhad’s environmental targets to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, create an energy-efficient product portfolio, and increase investments in green innovations.
- Equinix’s Network Edge enables companies to deploy virtual networking services in real time from multiple vendors, including Cisco, CloudGenix, Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Silver Peak (recently acquired by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company), Versa Networks, and VMware. With Equinix Fabric integration, Network Edge customers can also interconnect their virtual edge devices with cloud and network providers located in distributed global markets, extending their reach to potentially thousands of new business partners around the world.