US-based datacentre provider, Equinix, has revealed its plans for a third International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre. Located in South Sydney, the new facility will be called SY3 and will boost the company’s capacity.
According to an Equinix statement, the first phase of the SY3 datacentre will include 1000 cabinets and will be worth $US65 million. It will officially open in Q2 next year.
“Our second Sydney IBX data centre (SY2), which officially opened in early 2009, has filled ahead of our expectations,” Equinix Australia managing director, Darren Mann, said. “We are confident that this new capacity offering will also result in similar strong demand from both local and multinational corporate, government and financial services entities that leverage Sydney.”
The new site will have a 3000 cabinet capacity and have a standard power density of 4kVA per cabinet. It will be linked to the company’s SY1 and SY2 sites via direct fibre optic cable link.
Equinix is also heavily involved in the NSW Government’s plans to consolidate datacentre providers.
It also signed up Pipe Networks as an interconnect provider late last year.