Global interconnection and colocation data center company, Equinix, has announced the completion of the second phase expansion of its International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Melbourne, known as ME1. A $28 million investment, phase two of ME1 provides 750 new cabinets and brings an additional 17,900 feet of colocation space to the facility.
Equinix ME1 is located in Port Melbourne, 2.5 kilometers from the Melbourne CBD. The completion of the second phase expansion brings the total operational capacity of ME1 to approximately 1,125 cabinets and a total colocation area of 35,790 square feet. There are over 25 network service providers (NSPs) available in Equinix’s Melbourne data center from a diverse ecosystem of more than 100 customers.
The recently completed IBX colocation data center will enable new and existing customers to use evolving ecosystems in cloud, Network Service Providers, content, financial services and enterprise across other Equinix data center locations, including those in Sydney.
Equinix has 28 IBX data centres in APAC, in five countries and eight metros, including SY1, SY2 and SY3 in Sydney, ME1 in Melbourne, and its new SY4 facility, opening soon in Sydney.
“The development and expansion of ME1 phase two addresses the growing demand from businesses planning to expand into Melbourne, which is now home to 25 percent of the Australian business population,” said Jeremy Deutsch, Managing Director of Equinix Australia. “Melbourne is a significant site for us, and one of the most requested by our customers. With our twin-metro strategy in Australia, customers can leverage the thriving customer base and the rapidly expanding ecosystems available to them.”