Highlights / Key Facts
- According to the
Frost & Sullivan Australian Data Centre Services Market2014 report1, the Australian data center services market is estimated to grow to AUD$1.7B by 2020. Australia'sdata center services market recorded AUD$698M in revenues for 2013 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.9 percent to 2020. Equinixis meeting demand for premium data center services in Australia, with the recent opening of ME1 in Melbourne, and this new, additional investment in Sydney.
- Located in
Alexandria, just south of Sydney'sCBD and in close proximity to the Equinix SY1/2 and 3 campus, SY4 will provide a total of 3,000 cabinets of capacity at full build, with the first phase of 1,500 cabinets scheduled for completion in Q2 2016. The 135,000ft2 facility will help businesses safeguard mission-critical data with the highest levels of security and operational reliability.
- Demand for premium data centers services has been led by
Australia'searly adoption of the hybrid cloud model. In a recent survey, Dimensional Researchfound that 85 percent of Australian enterprises are planning to deploy to multiple clouds within the next 12 months, with 83 percent of enterprises indicating that direct connects to cloud providers are highly valued2. The investment in SY4 is meeting this demand with the Equinix Cloud Exchange offering businesses secure, low-latency and high-performance direct connections with public and private cloud providers.
- The IBX data centers at the Equinix Sydney campus are home to an increasing number of large enterprises, as well as robust business ecosystems for cloud, mobility, content, and financial services. With Equinix's three
Sydneydata centers in close proximity, SY4 will be able to interconnect with the existing facilities via a dense dedicated fiber loop. This enables SY4 customers to leverage Equinix'svibrant Australian ecosystems and interconnect with 600+ existing Equinixcustomers, 250+ cloud providers and 130+ networks.
- The new SY4 phased build is one of many in
Equinix'sgrowing global platform – Platform Equinix™ – which consists of more than 100 data centers in 33 markets. Earlier this year Equinixannounced that it is boosting interconnection capacity with five new data centers in London, Melbourne, New York, Singaporeand Toronto.
- The Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP,
New South Walesminister for trade, tourism and major events:
Sydneyis Australia'sleading business center and capital of Australia'stop State economy. It is the first choice for many local and international businesses wanting to grow in our dynamic State. The NSW Government has worked with Equinixto support the company's growth in Sydneyand we welcome the company's latest investment which will help to ensure that New South Walesbusinesses have the opportunity to leverage world-class interconnection services. These services assist in unlocking new revenue opportunities and drive growth in our digital economy. Our information and communication technology and digital/creative strengths will be on show next month at CeBIT Australia 2015 in Sydney." Jeremy Deutsch, managing director, Equinix Australia:
"SY4 shows our ongoing commitment in the
Sydneymarket and will enable our Australian customers to continue to take advantage of innovations including hybrid cloud architectures and the Equinix Cloud Exchange. The new facility will ensure that we continue to deliver on our promise to help businesses safeguard their mission-critical data, aid growth and rapid scalable deployment through our global footprint, and with the highest levels of security and operational reliability."
- Equinix Increases its Global Footprint with a
$39.4MExpansion of Sydney3 Data Center [Press release]
- Equinix Sees Strong Momentum at
First Melbourne Data Center[Press release]
- Equinix Connects Melbourne with
New International Business Exchange Data Center[Press release]
- Equinix Accelerates Interconnected Era with Global Launch of Five New Data Centers [Press release]
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