Equinix Inc, a provider of data center services announced today that the construction of phase two of its third Sydney international business exchange data center has begun six months ahead of the schedule.
Equinix is investing an additional US$ 50 million into the expansion. This has already reflected o the company’s 2012 guidance. “Interconnections within our sites have accelerated, showing that our customers are leveraging Platform Equinix to accelerate the growth of their business.”
The first phase has seen rapid uptake as the result of Australia’s growing cloud industry. This is the main reason behind the construction of phase two SY3 as the data center is called. Brennan IT is rolling out its cloud services platform to small and medium sized enterprise customers, leveraging SY3’s core infrastructure, along with the plethora of connectivity options available from 65 telecommunication networks.
“Choosing Equinix SY3 for all of our hosting and interconnection needs offers us the most reliable platform combined with the opportunity to leverage Equinix’s established ecosystem of networks and other key partners to accelerate our business expansion,” said managing director, Dave Stevens, Brennan IT. “As we’re doubling our cloud investment every nine months, the relationship with Equinix forms an important part of our overall cloud strategy. We welcome Equinix’s plan to bring forward the investment in phase two of SY3, which will offer us further room for growth as we expand our cloud and managed services portfolio for SMEs.”
“Responding to increased demand from the cloud and financial services community, we’re committed to make an additional 1,000 cabinets in SY3 available as early as September 2012, six months ahead of schedule,” said Tony Simonsen, country manager, Equinix Australia. “Interconnections within our sites have accelerated, showing that our customers are leveraging Platform Equinix to accelerate the growth of their business.”
Simonsen added, “As the data center industry grows in maturity, questions of information security are taking center stage. We’re pleased to satisfy the highest security requirements with our ISO 27001 certification, which is another key milestone in becoming Australia’s premier business exchange for the secure provision of cloud and financial trading services.”
Equinix remains a consistent investor of innovative data center technologies as well as in business exchanges where companies connect with their partners and customers in the digital supply chain.
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