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November 19, 2012

Equinix Completes Sydney 3 Data Center Expansion Six Months Ahead of Schedule



By Shankar Pandiath
TMCnet Contributor



Equinix (News - Alert), Inc., an American public corporation that provides carrier-neutral data centers and Internet exchanges, has announced the opening of phase two of Sydney’s SY3 International Business Exchange data center six months ahead of schedule. The data center opened ahead of its schedule to meet the growing customer demand. The new data center increases the company’s capacity by 22,927 square feet in Australia.

The data usage by companies has increased by leaps and bounds, and there is a growing list of companies that are eager to adopt the cloud. The new data center with increased capacity will be able to address the needs and meet the demands of companies.

Sydney’s SY3 International Business Exchange data center will provide about 1,000 cabinets across 22,927 square feet. After the completion of third and final phase of SY3, the data center will have the capacity to provide space for 3,000 cabinets across 72,850 square feet. It is the most densely connected facility in Australia, with access to over 100 networks with direct links to the Southern Cross Cables Network and PIPE Pacific Cable. It is the only facility that features access to the two largest peering points.

Equinix offers colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions to systems integrators, enterprises, content companies, and to over 600 network service providers worldwide. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, United States, Equinix operates about 98 data centers located in 12 countries in Europe, South America, North America and Asia-Pacific.

Sydney’s SY3 International Business Exchange data center is one of Equinix’s many recent expansions. It recently opened a data center in Jakarta with colocation provider PT DCI and the third phase of its London LD5 International Business Exchange data center in Slough, UK.

Australia is slowly emerging as the most mature cloud market in Asia Pacific. A recent Forrester Research (News - Alert) report estimates that the Australian public cloud market will increase from $732 million in 2011 to about $3.2 billion in 2020. The virtual private cloud market will increase from $157 million in 2011 to $2.4 billion in 2020.

“We have seen significant growth in cloud adoption in Australia and we expect this trend to continue,” said Tony Simonsen, managing director at Equinix Australia. “Equinix Sydney has a well-developed and diverse business ecosystem of partners and service providers. Our IBXs provide the optimum place for customers including cloud, digital content, enterprise, financial services and network providers to connect with their customers and partners.”

The expansion has thus ensured that Australia has one of the top nation-wide infrastructures for fast onshore data transfer, which in turn will promote greater cloud adoption among businesses and consumers.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
 
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