US-based Equinix has revealed it will spend $US97 million to build a large-scale datacentre in Sydney.
It will be called SY4, and is Equinix’s fourth Sydney datacentre and fifth in Australia. It aims to address the growing demand for datacentre services in Australia. It recently opened ME1 in Melbourne.
This will take Equinix’s investment in Australia to about $US360 million.
The new datacentre will be located in Alexandria, taking up more than 12,500sqm. It will provide about 3000 cabinets of capacity and the first phase will contain 1500, which is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2016.
All of Equinix’s Sydney datacentres will be in close proximity to each other and SY4 will be able to interconnect with other facilities through a dense dedicated fibre loop.
This enables SY4 customers to leverage Equinix’s Australian ecosystems and interconnect with more than 600 existing customers, 250 cloud providers and 130 networks.
“SY4 shows our ongoing commitment in the Sydney market and will enable our Australian customers to continue to take advantage of innovations including hybrid cloud architectures and the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” Equinix Australia managing director, Jeremy Deutsch, said.
“The new facility will ensure that we continue to deliver on our promise to help businesses safeguard their mission-critical data, aid growth and rapid scalable deployment through our global footprint, and with the highest levels of security and operational reliability.”