Digital Realty, a global provider of colocation, data center solutions and interconnection, has commenced construction of a new data center in Western Sydney, Australia. This continent would be a key market for Digital Realty’s business across APAC and worldwide.
Once fully operational, Digital Realty’s new SYD11 data center will be a 14 Megawatt facility across a total of 176,000 square feet. The new data center will be connected to the company’s existing SYD10 Erskine Park facility, providing a “Connected Campus” environment for numerous Australian and international customers. The Digital Realty Connected Campus platform is a solution that would bring data center and network elements together under a single, secured environment.
The construction of SYD11 is expected to take up to 12 months, during which Digital Realty will employ up to 500 local contractors, providing a boost to the Western Sydney economy. In addition, once fully operational, the new data center will provide up to 30 permanent roles, including facilities managers, engineers, security personnel and additional contractors.
“With two data centres in Sydney and two in Melbourne, we are pleased to be further expanding our footprint in Australia to better serve our growing customer base,” said Krupal Raval, CFO APAC, Digital Realty. “In addition to demonstrating our commitment to our local customers, we hope this facility will become a hub for the modern economy, providing a significant boost in employment and additional investment in the area.”
Digital Realty offers a full range of global data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, and currently owns/operates 145 properties across 33 global metropolitan areas. In the APAC region, Digital Realty operates a network of data centers located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka, Melbourne and Sydney.