Equinix six months ahead of schedule in Australia

03 April 2012 | Kavit Majithia


Data centre provider Equinix has announced it has already commenced the expansion of its Sydney 3 (SY3) facility, six months ahead of schedule.

The company, which has made an initial investment of $50 million, has now begun the second phase of development on its third Sydney International Business Exchange, following successful completion of phase one late last year.

Equinix has been particularly vocal in regards to the growing need for co-location and interconnection in the Australian market, as demand for cloud and financial services in the country continues to increase. One of the main drivers behind the company’s investments in Australia is establishing its platform as a premier business exchange for financial services, a market that still lacks investment from other companies in the country.

“Responding to increased demand from the cloud and financial services community, we’re committed to make an additional 1000 cabinets in SY3 available as early as September 2012,” said Tony Simonsen, country manager at Equinix Australia. “Interconnections within our sites have accelerated, showing that our customers are leveraging Platform Equinix to accelerate the growth of their business.”

Equinix said the successful uptake on phase one of the SY3 data centre meant it could bring forward its construction time, with approximately 60 new companies interconnecting to the centre.

It is very likely phase 3 of construction on SY3 will also launch ahead of schedule. The data centre passed external audits on the highest global standard for information security, providing customers a certified infrastructure for cloud and financial services.