Global interconnection and colocation data center company, Equinix, has announced plans to invest US$42 million to expand its SY4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center to meet the rising demand for additional capacity and interconnection services.
Opened in August 2016, the Equinix SY4 data center is strategically located in Alexandria, four kilometers from Sydney’s central business district. The expansion will increase its current capacity of 1,500 cabinets to a total capacity of 3,000 cabinets.
With an investment of $42 million, phase two of the SY4 expansion is the latest in a series of expansions across Asia-Pacific, with other recent expansions in Melbourne, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
“An interconnection-first strategy for IT is now central to realizing digital transformation, and Australia is fast becoming an interconnection hot spot,” said Jeremy Deutsch, managing director, Equinix Australia. “Equinix has the capability to provide organisations with direct, private access to the leading cloud providers, as well as many specific cloud services, offering organizations the perfect environment to embrace hybrid cloud architecture. Today, we are already supporting more than 100 local and multinational companies in SY4. Our investment in SY4 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing the most robust architecture and interconnection options that allow customers to accelerate business relationships and speed to market.”
Equinix has dark fiber connectivity between its four data centers in the Sydney campus. This “seamless” campus environment would enable rapid connectivity between all sites. In total, Equinix has 29 IBX data centers located in Asia-Pacific. Today Equinix’s total global footprint covers 179 IBX data centers across 44 markets.