Equinix to open fourth Sydney data centre
Interconnection and data centre company Equinix will open a new International Business Exchange (IBX) facility in Sydney as part of its 2016 expansion plan.
The company revealed plans to build its fourth data centre in Sydney, located near the CBD. It will be designed to allow Australian customers to take advantage of IT innovations including hybrid cloud architectures.
It will enable access to the Equinix Cloud Exchange, which provides private direct connections to public cloud services including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Office 365, Google Cloud Platform and IBM SoftLayer.
The facility’s location near the head of the Southern Cross Cable, one of the subsea fibre cables that provide internet connectivity between Australia and the rest of the world, will also allow Equinix to use the facility to provide network interconnection in Australia and the APAC region.
Besides the Sydney facility, Equinix has also announced plans to build new data centres in Tokyo, Dallas and São Paulo.
The projects form part of the US$4.5 billion ($6.15 billion) Equinix has allocated this year for acquisitions and organic growth, which will include the US$3.8 billion spent on acquiring EMEA data centre provider Telecity Group in January.
Last year Equinix added five new data centres to its footprint, including a facility in Melbourne. By the end of this year the company expects that its IBX interconnection platform will span 150 data centres worldwide.
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