Linode, a cloud hosting provider delivering its cloud servers to over 800,000 developers, startups and businesses across its global network of 10 data centers, has planned to open their newest data center in Sydney, Australia later this year.
Nearly half of Australia’s startup businesses are located in Sydney, stated Linode. In 2018, Australian public cloud spending was AU$4.6 billion, which analyst firm Gartner predicts will rise to AU$6.6 billion in 2020 and AU$7.7 billion in 2021. This would put Australia at a higher rate of public cloud adoption than anywhere else in the world.
“Some of the world’s most successful startups were born in Sydney,” said Dan Spataro, Director of Data Center and Network Operations. “It’s a city with a vibrant developer ecosystem and an amazing track record of creating companies that have grown into global market leaders. With our presence in Sydney, we’ll be providing the cloud infrastructure to enable the next Atlassian and Canvas.”
Linode Sydney will offer Linode’s full portfolio of services on top of the company’s latest server builds and ‘Next Generation Network (NGN)’ connected to Linode’s global fiber backbone. The data center opening is planned for this winter. With a Linode data center located on Australian soil, developers and businesses will have a new choice in cloud computing that would satisfy data residency laws.