Equinix Extends Digital Edge with New Data Center in Perth
Highlights / Key Facts
Perthis increasingly becoming a strategic part of Australia'sinternet infrastructure due to its proximity to Southeast Asiaand direct connectivity via two subsea cable links, the Australia Singapore Cable(ASC) and Indigo Cable. Both cables terminate directly inside the Equinix Perth campus, reducing the time it takes for data to move between Singaporeand Australiaby 50%.
- With a third subsea cable being built that will connect
Australiato Oman, Perthis evolving as the country's second digital gateway to international markets. The availability of high-speed connectivity of subsea cables in Perthdrives demand from global cloud, network and over-the-top (OTT) providers, as well as continued growth from government, mining and resource sectors. It also provides companies that currently enter Australiavia Sydneywith a second path for redundancy as well as a faster route to Asiaand the world.
March 2020, the Australian and Singaporegovernments signed the Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement to promote digital trade between the two countries, putting Perthin a position to be a part of the next wave of data center expansion, with direct connectivity to Asiaand global markets.
- The PE3 IBX will be located adjacent to the PE2 IBX, approximately 13 miles (22 kilometers) from the
Perth Airport, with a planned secure link bridge connecting the two facilities. The first phase of the Perthfacility will offer an initial capacity of 650 cabinets and a colocation space of more than 1,830 square meters (approximately 38,600 square feet). When fully built, the facility will offer 1,650 cabinets and a colocation space of more than 10,600 square meters (approximately 114,200 square feet).
- The PE3 IBX will provide a wide range of interconnection solutions, including Equinix FabricTM—formerly Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric. Equinix Fabric is an on-demand, SDN-enabled interconnection service that allows any business to connect between its own distributed infrastructure and any other company's distributed infrastructure, including some of the world's largest network service and cloud providers on Platform Equinix. Through Equinix Fabric, customers in
Perthcan set up direct connectivity with international and local cloud service providers across Australia, such as Alibaba, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, SAP Cloud and SoftLayer, as well as major network service providers, such as Telstra, Optusand Vocus.
- The Global Interconnection Index Volume 4 (GXI Vol. 4), recently published by Equinix, found that traditional businesses are moving workloads to an edge-first architecture, and that COVID-19 is accelerating digital transformation in
Asia-Pacific. Traditional business in Asia-Pacific, within industries like banking & insurance, securities & trading, manufacturing and business & professional services, is forecast to represent more than 25% of global private connectivity bandwidth by 2023. This is led by the growing need to move workloads to the digital edge while scaling core IT infrastructure, and reinforces the importance of Perthas a gateway to international markets. By 2023, these traditional businesses are expected to reach a peak interconnection bandwidth growth rate of over 50% annually. Equinix'sglobal platform currently includes more than 220 data centers across 63 metros. In Asia-Pacific, Equinix'sdata center footprint spans across key metros in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Koreaand Singapore.
- When the PE3 facility opens,
Equinixwill have a national footprint of 18 IBX data centers across Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaideand Brisbanein Australia.
Chris Forth, Data Center Engineering Manager, BHP
"As a large global company with more than 80,000 employees with offices, mine sites, off-shore platforms and port operations across dozens of countries worldwide, our data-fueled business relies on a truly interconnected global digital infrastructure. The expansion of
Simon Dixon, Network Manager, Zettagrid
"As an Australian cloud computing provider to the
Jeremy Deutsch, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific
Guy Danskine, Managing Director, Equinix Australia
"We're thrilled to continue an exciting growth period for
- PE3 tech specs [website]
- Perth Accelerates Digital Infrastructure in
- Equinix Completes Expansion of
Second Data Centrein Perthto Support Strong Customer Momentum [press release]
- Global Interconnection Index Volume 4 [report]
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about interconnection bandwidth growth, the rate of adoption of digital transformation, and the benefits of the network effect. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements and the predictions made from the Global Interconnection Index. Factors that might cause such differences include risks described from time to time in
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