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Equinix grows ME1 customers

Equinix grows ME1 customers

More than 30 customers have signed on to its first Melbourne-based datacentre ME1

Data centre provider, Equinix, has revealed that more than 30 new customers have signed on to use its Melbourne datacentre, ME1.

Some of the new signings include privately funded tier-1 telco, FirstPath and Western Australian Internet Association. They join Equinix’s customer line up consisting of Telstra, Vocus, Bulletproof, Connectivity IT, Entrust ICT, Exigent and Servers Australia.

The growth is based on strong demand from regional cloud and network service providers.

According to analyst group Frost and Sullivan, the Australian data centre market is expected to become a $1.7 billion market by 2020.

“With the tremendous momentum that we’re seeing deploying in ME1, it is tangible proof that Equinix’s interconnection solutions are key to customers’ engaging with a dynamic ecosystem of business partners, networks and carriers,” Equinix Australia managing director, Jeremy Deutsch, said.

“Enterprises are looking to be in closer proximity to their customers to reduce latency and improve application performance for their end-users.”

Customers deployed in ME1 have the opportunity to scale their business on a regional and global basis through Platform Equinix.

They also have access to a large marketplace of more than 4500 potential customers and partners, with companies can interconnect to a broad range of business ecosystems, generating revenue opportunities and reducing time-to-market.

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