Equinix Opens SY4 Sydney Data Centre
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced the opening of its latest International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Sydney, known as SY4. The centrally located, AU$130 million facility supports strong demand from Australian and global businesses for colocation facilities, particularly as the trend for hybrid, multi cloud adoption continues, and Sydney fast becomes a digital economy hotspot.
SY4 has already welcomed more than 20 customers, including managed service provider, Servers Australia, cloud provider Zettagrid, and independent broadband network Grex Group. SY4 will also be an additional Point of Presence (PoP) for the network provider TPG, and the location of the Australian submarine cable head for Hawaiki, the second transpacific cable route connecting Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States.
Key facts/ Highlights
- Located in Alexandria, four kilometres from Sydney’s Central Business District, SY4 provides a total capacity of 3,000 cabinets and 136,500 square feet of colocation space.
- With SY4, Equinix now has 29 IBX data centres in APAC, in five countries and 8 metros, including SY1, SY2, SY3, in Sydney and ME1 in Melbourne.
- With an estimated completion date of June 2018, Hawaiki will be the latest addition to the rich system of submarine cables that connect Equinix’s customers globally, with SY4 customers assured of the most direct connectivity to the Hawaiki cable.
- TPG, along with other network providers, has made SY4 an on-net facility, ensuring customers can leverage direct connectivity to their networks. TPG has existing pops in SY1, SY2, SY3 and also ME1 in Melbourne.
- After experiencing significant growth in the last two years, long-time Equinix customer, Servers Australia, has deployed additional infrastructure in SY4. Servers Australia and its customers are now benefiting from increased geo- redundancy by leveraging Equinix’s Sydney and Melbourne facilities.
- The Equinix 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, creating the most interconnected group of data centres in Australia. It’s also the only place where companies can set up direct links to both of the continent’s two largest Internet peering points along with the Southern Cross Cable Head, the PIPE Pacific Cable, and the soon to be launched Hawaiki cable.
- Globally, Platform Equinix now includes 146 data centres in 40 metros around the world, with two new sites opened this year in Dallas (DA7) and Tokyo (TY5), and one due to open in Sao Paulo (SP3).
Jared Hirst, managing director, Servers Australia, said, “We’re experiencing rapid growth, and Equinix has certainly demonstrated their commitment to supporting our accelerating business. What started as 20 cabinets is now 100, and we’ve now deployed infrastructure across multiple Equinix sites, including SY4. It’s incredibly valuable for us to have a partner we can rely on to scale our business seamlessly. We chose Equinix in the first instance for the convenience of access to their data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, their global network, and ultimately, the ease in which they do business. Today, we’re leveraging the Equinix brand as a market leader in interconnection, and we’re thrilled to be part of the milestone that is SY4.”