Global data center colocation provider Equinix colocation will start construction of its third data center in Perth. To be named PE3, it will be the company’s third data center in Perth and its 18th facility in Australia. The U$54 million (approximately A$76.6 million) first phase of Equinix PE3 is targeted to open in Q4 2021.
The Equinix PE3 IBX colocation data center will be located adjacent to the PE2 facility. It is approximately 13 miles (22 kilometers) away from the Perth Airport, with a planned secured link bridge connecting the two data centers.
The first phase of the Perth facility will offer an initial capacity of 650 racks and a colocation space of more than 1,830 square meters (approximately 38,600 square feet). When fully built, this new data center will offer 1,650 cabinets and a colocation space of more than 10,600 square meters (approximately 114,200 square feet).
The PE3 IBX colocation data center will provide a wide range of interconnection solutions, including Equinix Fabric – formerly Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric. Through Equinix Fabric, colocation customers in Perth can set up direct connectivity with international and local cloud service providers (CSPs) across Australia. These include Alibaba, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, SAP Cloud and SoftLayer, as well as major network service providers, such as Telstra, Optus and Vocus.
Equinix’s global data center platform currently includes more than 220 data centers across 63 metros. In Asia-Pacific, Equinix’s data center footprint spans across key metros in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Singapore. The company’s footprint in Australia spans 18 IBX data centers across Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Canberra.
“Equinix continues to provide customers with the best possible digital infrastructure building blocks to help them be successful,” said Jeremy Deutsch, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific.
“As a trusted advisor to our customers across the globe, we are committed to investing and expanding our platform and facilities to accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Following our ME2 IBX data center in Melbourne opening at the beginning of the year, we are delighted to announce our plan to open a third data center in Perth, which is fast becoming an important jumping-off point for businesses looking for fast, secure and low-latency connectivity to the rest of the world. We will continue to plan for expansion in Australia and support digital leaders across the country.”