Equinix to Build New Data Center in Melbourne
The US$60M expansion into Melbourne will meet the demand for premium data
center services in Australia and enhance Equinix's global footprint in Asia
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SYDNEY, Jan. 22, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SYDNEY, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix,
Inc.(Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnectionanddata centercompany, today
announced it plans to invest approximately US$60M to build a new data center
in Melbourne. Equinix's new Melbourne data center – called ME1 – will address
strong demand from customers for premium data center services in Melbourne, as
data consumption and cloud services experience continued growth in the
Australian and global IT markets.
Highlights / Key Facts
oLocated 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.
oME1 will be built to meet the LEED^® (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System^™, a framework
developed by the U.S. Green Building Council for identifying and
implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction,
operations and maintenance solutions. The plan currently includes
evaporative coolers to support low power usage effectiveness (PUE).
oMelbourne is a hub for software companies with Victoria accounting for
almost a quarter of Australia's economic activity. The ME1 International
Business Exchange^™ (IBX^®) data center will enable existing Equinix
customers to expand into the second largest market in Australia providing
opportunities for business connectivity in APAC and across Equinix's
oThe expansion of Equinix's footprint in Australia is the latest in a
series of expansions across Asia-Pacific markets, enabling Equinix to
assist multi-national customers looking to expand into local and regional
markets. ME1 will be the company's fourth data center to be built in
Australia and allows businesses to connect to leading companies inside its
dynamic business ecosystems to accelerate their digital supply chain,
particularly within the networks, financial services, cloud, and digital
oThe Australian IT market is continuing to experience significant growth.
Cisco's Visual Networking Index predicts that by 2017 there will be 23
million Internet users in Australia – up from 18 million in 2012. In
Australia, IP traffic will reach 30 gigabytes per capita in 2017, up from
14 gigabytes per capita in 2012, making itequivalent to 2 billion DVDs
per year, 189 million DVDs per month or 258,430 DVDs per hour.
oAccording to a recent report by Synergy Research, Equinix is the market
leader in retail collocation globally with 18 percent market share. From
this unique vantage point Equinix has seen an increase in businesses
evaluating their data center strategies to have more compelling hybrid
cloud solutions – specifically enterprises benefiting from the security
and reliability of the private cloud while harnessing the scalability and
flexibility power of the public cloud. By housing IT infrastructure in a
carrier-neutral data center such as Equinix, businesses are able to expand
their cloud and data capabilities rapidly as data consumption and content
volume continues to increase.
oEquinix's global platform – Platform Equinix™ – gives customers access to
more than 950 network providers, 120 of which are accessible in Australia.
The dual-market presence provides a primary and redundant solution for
customers as lowered latency significantly improves performance,
flexibility and agility.
oTony Simonsen, managing director, Equinix Australia:
"We continue to see a surge in demand for data center and interconnection
services in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and the addition of ME1 will
aid enterprises looking to gain proximity to customers and partners and to
improve application performance for employees and end-users in Australia."
oPress release: Equinix Increases its Global Footprint with a $39.4M
Expansion of Sydney 3 Data Center
oPress release: AWS Direct Connect Service Now Available in Equinix Sydney
oPress release: Equinix Recognized for Excellence in Green Data Center
oCase study: Servcorp
oCase study: Chi-X Australia
oCase study: Vocus and FNZ
oCase study: Unitas Global
oME1 media kit
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,400 companies directly to
their customers and partners inside the world's most networked data centers.
Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31
strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations
discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such
differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring,
operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and
delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to
the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a
failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or
acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements
contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors;
the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to
repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from
our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix.
Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking
information contained in this press release.
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