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Telstra and Equinix strike datacentre deal

Telstra and Equinix strike datacentre deal

Customers will have access to Equinix's IT services, infrastructure and expertise

Telstra and Equinix have struck up a agreement for the telco to give its customers access to Equinix’s five datacentres based in Sydney (SY1, SY2, SY3, SY4) and Melbourne (ME1).

Customers will have access to Equinix’s IT services, infrastructure and expertise as well as its business ecosystems to interconnect with more than 6300 global enterprises, networks and business partners across more than 100 data centres.

“Telstra’s agreement with Equinix gives our customers access to five more data centre colocation sites, which means we have more points of presence across Australia and multiple datacentre locations in the same state,” Telstra director Cloud services, global products and solutions, Michael Riad, said. “This is great news for customers who require high-availability and compliance from their colocation services.”

Last year, Telstra added two new Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in Equinix’s SY3 and ME1 data centres on top of its PoPs in Equinix’s other Sydney data centres as well as Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

Equinix opened ME1 in May last year and SY4 will be completed in the second quarter of next year.

A recent Gartner report indicated that Australian companies will spend more than $2.5 billion on datacentre services this year, up from $2.3 billion in 2014.

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