Equinix Invests US$42 Million in SY4 IBX Data Centre Expansion
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The expansion is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.
- Opened in
August 2016, SY4 is strategically located in Alexandria, four kilometres from Sydney'scentral business district. The expansion will increase its current capacity of 1,500 cabinets to a total capacity of 3,000 cabinets.
- With an investment of
US$42 million, phase two of the SY4 expansion is the latest in a series of expansions across Asia-Pacific, with other recent expansions in Melbourne, Tokyo, Hong Kongand Singapore.
- In a recent
Equinixsurvey of 1,000 global IT decision makers, it was found that Australiais one of the leading countries pursuing interconnection. This drive towards greater interconnection makes a significant bottom-line impact on businesses and markets, as 40 percent of interconnected Australian companies have realised more than US$10 million(AUD 14 million) in revenue opportunities and cost savings.
- Some 86 percent of enterprises use the cloud and, with key cloud players like
Amazon, Microsoft, Australiais already the largest Infrastructure-as-a-Service market in the Asia-Pacific region.
- The expansion ensures there is capacity available to new and existing
Equinixcustomers for interconnection. As Australia'smost interconnected data centre campus, Equinix's Sydneycampus (SY1, SY2, SY3 and SY4), together with its Melbournefacility (ME1), allows its customers to access its unrivalled business and cloud ecosystems.
Equinix's Australiadata centres, there are over 725 companies, including over 155 Network Service Providers (NSPs) and more than 275 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), providing customers with the most interconnected group of data centres in Australia. Equinix's Sydneycampus is the only place where companies can set up direct links to the continent's two largest Internet peering points, in addition to key submarine cable systems, including the Southern Cross Cable Head, the PIPE Pacific Cable, and the soon to be launched Hawaiki cable which will terminate in SY4. Equinixhas dark fibre connectivity between its four data centres in the Sydneycampus. This seamless campus environment enables rapid connectivity between all sites.
- In total,
Equinixhas 29 IBX data centres in Asia-Pacific. Today Equinix'stotal global footprint covers 179 IBX data centers across 44 markets.
Jeremy Deutsch, managing director, Equinix Australia
"An interconnection-first strategy for IT is now central to realising digital transformation, and
- Foad Fadaghi, managing director, Telsyte
"With more enterprises and managed service providers moving to the cloud, including for security and data protection, additional data centre capacity in
Remi Galasso, chief executive officer, Hawaiki
"As we see the demand for connectivity between
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