Global datacentre operator, Equinix, is set to open a Melbourne datacentre as one of five "International Business Exchanges" around the world to be launched in coming weeks.
The facilities combine for a total investment of $227 million and add nearly 4200 new cabinets to Equinix’s global interconnection platform.
The Melbourne datacentre will be a hub for software companies and a centre of Australian economic activity, according to a company statement.
The four other datacentres are in New York, Singapore, London and Toronto.
These five sites will add more than one million square feet of new data centre space at full build to the more than 10 million square feet presently in the existing global footprint.
This increases the scale of Platform Equinix by more than 10 per cent.
The company's global platform already provides more than 147,000 global interconnections for its customers.
According to research by industry analyst firm, TeleGeography, London (2), New York (5) and Singapore (11) are in the top 12 global metros for peak international Internet traffic.
Additionally, the London to New York route is the second largest international internet traffic route globally with more than 1.82TBps of peak traffic.
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By boosting interconnection capacity in major financial centres (London, New York), international gateways (Toronto) and growing markets (Singapore, Melbourne), Equinix is sparking business opportunities around the world that are driving the digital economy.