Finland’s UpCloud opens new data centre in Sydney

Finnish cloud hosting company UpCloud has announced the opening of its new data centre in Sydney, Australia.

Named AU-SYD1, the facility marks UpCloud’s first data centre in Oceania. It is located in Equinix’s flagship Sydney data centre campus, SY5, which is Equinix’s largest data centre in Australia.

UpCloud CTO Joel Pihlajamaa explains that UpCloud’s proximity to Equinix’s SY5 means better latency and improved service offerings to businesses with clients in Australia and Oceania.

“We’ve had a large base of users from Australia and New Zealand using our Singapore data centre for a long time. Many of them asked us to expand our service offering to Australia,” said UpCloud CEO Antti Vilpponen on the company’s decision to establish a new facility in Australia.

“We also believe that Australian users will value a new cloud provider offering a more premium level of features, such as 100 percent uptime SLA, 24/7 technical support and personal approach,” he added.

The company launched three new data centres in New York, Madrid, and Warsaw last year. AU-SYD1 is their twelfth in the world. UpCloud also said that it hopes to launch more data centres in multiple new locations this year.

Australia’s data centre market continues to flourish

UpCloud’s forage into Sydney continues to illustrate the city’s status as one of the world’s largest data centre markets.

This week, several data centre players have made moves that would greatly contribute to Australia’s data centre ecosystem. Homegrown providers Fibre Expressway and Leading Edge Data Centres have unveiled plans to bring data centres to regional and rural areas in the country.

AU-SYD1 will be available from 31 March 2021.

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This data centre will be ready by 2022, in Navi Mumbai and will have the IT capacity of 48 MW, spread across two buildings. This new campus is designed to serve internet and cloud companies including leading hyperscalers in Mumbai.

“We are delighted to announce the build of our first data centre campus in India. Our commitment to supporting our hyperscale customers in India is part of our core strategy to be a market leader in APAC”, said Rangu Salgame, Chairman and CEO of PGD.

“PGD is the only company with the expertise, agility and backing to have built an unrivalled portfolio of 18 data centres, with over 350MW, across four countries- China, Singapore, Indonesia and India, in three years”.

Mumbai is one of the most exciting markets in India and with the development of a data centre in this city PGD is looking to become a significant player in the market. “Our ambition is to be one of the largest, pan national hyperscale data center provider in the country over the next three years”, added Vipin Shirsat, Managing Director, India at PGD.

“Mumbais data centre market is estimated to reach a CAGR of 22 per cent for the period 2017-2023.

As the largest data center market in India, Mumbai houses 31 per cent of the nation’s colocation footprint even as providers move further inland through Navi Mumbai which is considered a submarket of Mumbai”, said Dan Thompson, Principal Research Analyst, Datacenter Services & Infrastructure for 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The current model of PGD helps it enter the hyperscale growth markets like Mumbai and strengthen their customers with sustainable and reliable data centre capacity, the company said.