Equinix has announced the completion of its AU$66 million expansion of its fifth Sydney data centre, SY5.
The phase 2 expansion of its SY5 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre located in Alexandria, Sydney, comes with 2,150 cabinets, bringing current capacity to 3,975 cabinets, and colocation space of 11,310 square metres, according to a report in ZDNet.
“We continue to see significant momentum in Australia as technology spend accelerates, driven by the shift to as-a-service consumption models and hybrid multicloud being widely adopted as the architecture of choice,” according to Equinix Australia MD Guy Danskine.
The company is touting SY5 as the largest IBX in Australia, with more than 9,200 cabinets expected when fully built.
“The expansion of our SY5 IBX reflects our strategy to continue enriching business ecosystems with added capacity, so our customers can unlock the enormous potential of digital through interconnection.
“This includes moving out of legacy data centres and locating private infrastructure adjacent to their cloud providers to reduce latency and connect to thousands of service providers on Platform Equinix,” stated Danskine.
He further added that Equinix will continue to make investments in the region and continue on its expansion plans, such as the completion of its third data centre in Perth. This is expected to be completed later this year.
In Australia, the company boasts one data centre each in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra; two facilities in Perth; five in Melbourne; and a total of eight in Sydney.
In the greater Asia Pacific region, Equinix has 14 facilities in Japan, five facilities in Hong Kong, four data centres in Singapore, one in Seoul, as well as JK1 in Jakarta, and six in Shanghai.