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08 September 2017
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Digital Realty is building a new 14MW data centre in the west of Sydney, its fourth in Australia.
The new operation, SYD11, will be 16,360 square metres and
will be connected to the company’s existing SYD10
Erskine Park facility, which is nearby, providing a connected
campus environment for Australian and international
"With two data centres in Sydney and two in Melbourne, we are
pleased to be further expanding our footprint in Australia to
better serve our growing customer base," said Krupal Raval,
Digital Realty’s CFO for the Asia-Pacific
"In addition to demonstrating our commitment to our local
customers, we hope this facility will become a hub for the
modern economy, providing a significant boost in employment and
additional investment in the area."
In the region, Digital Realty operates a network of data
centres in Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka, Melbourne and
Sydney. The company owns and operates 145 properties across
33 metropolitan areas around the world.
Construction of SYD11 has just started, said Digital Realty
– the company hosted a ground-breaking ceremony with
the local member of parliament. Completion is expected in a
Digital Realty CEO William Stein added: "Data centre facilities
are core to any company’s digital strategy, and
SYD11 will bring to market the latest advancements in data
centre design, enabling our customers’ IT
strategies while providing new and improved ways of connecting,
working and extending their business reach."