Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX: TLS), Australia's largest telecommunications company, will expand its data center connectivity with Equinix with two new Australia data center deployments in SY3, the most densely connected data center in Australia, and Melbourne’s ME1, Equinix’s first International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center at the heart of Australia’s second largest city.
Telstra builds and operates telecommunications networks and markets voice, mobile, Internet access, pay television and other entertainment products and services. With increasing demand from data center customers across Australia for low-latency, high-throughput content delivery and telecommunications capabilities, Telstra is working with Equinix to deliver telecommunications and media services to customers collocated in Equinix data centers, including large multinational enterprises and cloud providers.
Along with its current Equinix deployments in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney, the additional deployments in SY3 and ME1 will enable Telstra to increase traction with Asia-Pacific multinational companies quickly and easily through Platform Equinix™. Home to over 4,500 customers, including more than 1000 network providers, 120 of which are accessible in Australia, Platform Equinix allows Telstra to interconnect with new business partners and accelerate growth for its Australian business.
By establishing a point of presence (PoP) in ME1, Telstra can expand its services to further support key IP/Ethernet traffic and cloud services to serve the Melbourne market. Located in Port Melbourne, ME1 will provide a capacity of 1,500 cabinets, with the first phase of 375 cabinets scheduled for completion in Q4 2014. Equinix will construct a specially built 105,000 square foot building shell to house the new ME1 data center and allow for future development.
David Piltz, director, Telstra Fixed and Data Access Engineering:
"Through our global and domestic deployments in Equinix data centers, we have a strong and existing relationship with Equinix. We are in close proximity to hundreds of networks and through these networks, are closer to our customers. The increased network bandwidth enables Telstra to manage more international customers coming to the Australian market. Through our expanded capability in SY3 and ME1, Telstra will have enhanced access to service our customers who choose Equinix as their provider of choice."
Jeremy Deutsch, managing director, Equinix Australia:
"Telstra’s expansion into SY3 and ME1 will provide its customers with premium services and enable it to manage more international customers coming to Australia. Telstra’s new points of presence also offer current Equinix customers additional network options for reducing latency and improving performance. We look forward to further supporting Telstra as it continues to grow its business and market reach around the world."
Equinix, Inc. (equinix.com), connects more than 4,500 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
Forward Looking Statements
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