Telstra Unveils Carrier-Neutral Colocation Data Centers

InfraCo, Telstra’s infrastructure division, has opened two carrier-neutral colocation data centers in Sydney and Melbourne. The facilities would seek to give clients who aren’t on Telstra’s network additional freedom, while also complementing InfraCo’s current data center infrastructure.

Users will be able to access InfraCo through Telstra Wholesale at first. InfraCo Data Centers would provide “highly secure, reliable, and flexible” colocation environments for network operators and service providers, such as global carriers, Internet service providers, and over the top providers, to connect out to their business locations, facilities, and other data center operators.

The telco’s InfraCo division will extend the availability and use cases of colocation data centers across Australia, starting with Sydney and Melbourne. Based on demand outside of the first metro areas, InfraCo will expand the availability and use cases of data centers into another seven existing data center sites.

Telstra Wholesale, which is in charge of maintaining the telco’s hosting infrastructure, explains that the InfraCo Data Centers have previously been used primarily to host Telstra’s own networks’ data equipment requirements, and thus have access to many of Telstra’s existing connectivity options and networks, making it simple for clients to connect out to their business locations.