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.
Digital transformation is a complex undertaking for any enterprise. The desired business outcomes, architectures and execution rely on a multi-vendor delivery model with a vertically integrated enterprise technology stack that consists of a hybrid environment made up of on-premise, colocation and cloud-based solutions.
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.
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.
The inaugural Equinix Cloud Forum recently took place in Sydney, Australia. The forum, like similar events in Singapore and Hong Kong, aims to bring together cloud service providers, technology vendors and enterprise customers to discuss cloud adoption and market trends. We asked Tamas Horvath, Equinix Australia’s Global Solutions Architect, to share some insights from the event.
By deploying in Equinix, Telstra customers can utilize Equinix’s comprehensive IT services, infrastructure and expertise, as well as leverage its robust ecosystems to interconnect with over 6,300 global enterprises, networks and business partners across more than 100 data centers worldwide.
An emphasis on being fast and nimble globally is helping us meet the demand for top talent worldwide.