Equinix opens new Sydney data centre

Equinix Australia Pty Ltd

Wednesday, 24 August, 2016

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Equinix has opened its latest international business exchange (IBX) data centre in Sydney, known as SY4. Centrally located, phase one of the new US$97m facility provides a total capacity of 1500 cabinets.

The company is adding capacity to meet growing demand for interconnection and co-location services, particularly as the trends in hybrid and multicloud adoption continue.

Upon completion of the second and final phase, the facility will provide a total capacity of 3000 cabinets with a total usable floor space of more than 12,500 m².

“Co-location is now the centre for the new hybrid IT model and we’re pleased to see more Australian enterprises actively looking for the best way to leverage their architectures and capitalise on cloud services,” said Jeremy Deutsch, managing director Australia at Equinix.

“They’re recognising the limitations of on-premise data centres and making the move to leverage highly interconnected solutions that connect their people, clouds and data.”

The Sydney campus is a business hub for over 600 companies, including 140 network service providers (NSPs) and more than 225 cloud and IT service providers.

Companies can set up direct links to the continent’s two largest internet ‘peering points’, as well as key submarine cable systems, including the Southern Cross Cable Head, the PIPE Pacific Cable and the soon to be launched Hawaiki cable. This will be the second transpacific cable route connecting Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and the west coast of the United States.

With SY4, Equinix now has five data centres in Australia. This includes the SY1, SY2 and SY3 in Sydney, as well as the recently expanded ME1 facility in Melbourne.

Image credit: ©iStockphoto.com/Baris Simsek

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