Datacentre operator, Equinix, has connected operations in Sydney to Datacentres on the US West Coast as result of the completion of an undersea cable between Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and North America.
The connection allowed the company to expand datacentre presence of the Southern Cross Cable Network and connected its International Business Exchange (IBX) Datacentres in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley to its existing deployment in Sydney (SY1).
Equinix said the fiber optic submarine cable provides a high-capacity fiber route between Sydney, Australia and the West Coast of the US, with up to 100G end-to-end connectivity for increased performance.
It said the growth in mobile, content delivery, video streaming, telepresence, social media, and cloud-based data traffic offered tremendous revenue opportunities for high-margin corporate and retail services such as Ethernet and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS).
Equinix Australia managing director, Jeremy Deutsch, said the level of high performance connectivity between Sydney and North America the project had provided opened up significant growth opportunities for Australian businesses.
“Our strategy in Asia Pacific is aligned to the economic prospects of the region and by establishing new access points via the Southern Cross Cable, we’re supporting digital supply chains and enabling even greater interconnectivity between two significant markets,” he said.
As a result of the project,the Southern Cross cable system provides trans-pacific routes among Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and the West Coast of the US. The cables are made up of three fiber-pairs, each capable of transmitting wavelengths at 100G+ per second.