In Sydney we’re preparing for the launch of our eighth data center, named SY5 – a US$160 million (approximately A$224 million) investment for Equinix. In Perth, we’ve spent almost US$10 million (A$15 million) to expand our PE2 data center over the past year, while today in Melbourne we announced the development of ME2, an initial investment of US$84 million (approximately A$117 million).
Seventeen years, seven Sydney-based International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) centers, and 45,000 square meters later, we’re preparing for the launch of our eighth data center in Sydney, named SY5 – a US$160 million (approximately A$224 million) investment for Equinix. It’s worth reflecting on how we got here and how things have changed thanks to our interconnection-led growth strategy.
The report points out that adapting to this new world of digital applications and data-driven insights requires flexible and reliable technology infrastructure. This is the key to realizing the true potential of digital initiatives but this is where most enterprise networks fall short. They’re simply not able to guarantee the required levels of availability, performance or security.
Bringing our total site locations in Australia to 15, Equinix now has a national footprint that fulfils a big promise to our customers, via an acquisition that represents our determination to continually meet their growing needs.
Equinix has now become an important facilitator for interconnection and digital business globally – as well as locally. And colocation from within one of our advanced Australian IBX facilities is a logical first step for a business to gain access to all key partners they need to fuel growth.
To keep up with the demand for multi-cloud services in Australia, at Equinix we’re focused on growing our interconnection solutions, enabling the diversity of cloud services that enterprises are pursuing today.
SY4 is a significant investment from Equinix, and a significant investment for the state of New South Wales. Australia is, and will continue to be, an important market for us because local businesses are innovating as fast as some of the biggest players in the world.
On 22 August, we officially opened our fourth data centre in Sydney (SY4). Located near the heart of Sydney’s business district, the new US$97 million facility is the latest addition to our data center campus in the Australian city.
As Sydney fast becomes a digital economy hotspot, and demand for colocation facilities increases locally, we’ve responded by building a fourth IBX data centre in Sydney, SY4.
From geographic location, to design through to operations, Equinix data centres are architected for the interconnected era. All Equinix IBX sites, including those in Sydney and Melbourne, are selected for their geographic resilience, but also for their capacity to facilitate better interconnection.