Get a Sneak Peek Inside Equinix’s Newest Data Center in Melbourne – ME2

Fourth IBX will accelerate Melbourne’s smart city innovation and digital economy

Guy Danskine

Following our numerous new builds and expansions in Australia last year, 2020 is gearing up to be another significant year for Equinix in the country. Today, we are thrilled to announce our fourth International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data center in Melbourne is open for business!

Ranked the world’s sixth most advanced smart city[1], Melbourne is leading Australia’s technological charge and is undergoing rapid digital transformation. During the past few years, it has embraced IoT and invested heavily in service delivery and community engagement. This includes new initiatives like introducing Solar Smart Bins[2], to optimize rubbish collection, and launching its Open Data Platform[3], to provide unique data sets that are available for anyone to access and use, that are all helping Melbourne to accelerate its journey to become a highly connected city.

With 5G licensing scheduled to commence next month, this flourishing smart city, like many others across the world, is facing higher requirements for robust digital infrastructure to link dispersed sensors, devices and machines. Leveraging Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA®) best practices can help accelerate the development of many different smart city applications using advanced technologies such as IoT and AI. As a result, Interconnection has become vital for meeting the burgeoning needs of secure data exchange and uninterrupted digital experiences. By bringing together all the data, content, clouds, networks and people involved, interconnection can create fertile ground for future innovation.

Located in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, ME2 is set to play a vital role in supporting Melbourne’s smart city development and growing demand for digital transformation. Interconnected globally with more than 200 IBX data centers on Platform Equinix®, the new facility offers a wide range of interconnection options, including Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™, which enables businesses to set up on-demand and secure connections to more than 2,000 participants around the world.

Register here to join us for the ME2 Open House on Thursday March 19th to celebrate the launch, and be one of the first to take a tour of the brand new facility.

Here are a few shots of this beautiful new facility!

 


ME2 Colocation Hall

 

Bridge between ME1 and ME2

 

ME2 Power Generators

 

ME2 interior

 

ME2 – Customer Area

 

ME2 – Air Cooled Chillers

 

ME2 – Electrical Distribution Systems

 

[1] Oracle and ESI ThoughtLab

[2] https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/residents/home-neighbourhood/Pages/reducing-litter.aspx

[3] https://data.melbourne.vic.gov.au/