Equinix signs 30 new customers to ME1 DC


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 28 January, 2015


Me1 rendering

Equinix has signed up more than 30 new customers - including cloud, IT service and network service providers - to its first Melbourne data centre.

Companies including cloud and IT service providers Bulletproof, Connectivity IT Entrust ICT, Exigent and Servers Australia are now deploying in Equinix's ME1 facility.

Network service providers FirstPath and Western Australian Internet Association (WAIA) have also followed Telstra and Vocus in arranging to make use of the facility.

Cloud providers including CacheFly, Azzurri Communications and GCOMM subsidiary LiveBackup will meanwhile use ME1 to provide access to Equinix's ecosystem of around 1000 networks worldwide.

Equinix completed first-stage construction of the ME1 in the fourth quarter. The company aims to tap into the growing demand for data centre services in Australia. Gartner estimates that the market will grow at a CAGR of 13.9% from 2013 to 2020, by which time it will be worth $1.74 billion.

“[Australian] enterprises are looking to be in closer proximity to their customers to reduce latency and improve application performance for their end users,” Equinix Australia Managing Director Jeremy Deutsch said.

Pictured: An artist's rendering of the ME1 facility.

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