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Equinix Sees Strong Momentum at First Melbourne Data Center

February 02
12:05 2015

SYDNEY – Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that that more than 30 new customers are currently deploying in ME1, Equinix’s first Melbourne data center. This growth reflects the strong demand from regional cloud and network service providers for Equinix’s data center and interconnection services.

  • According to Frost and Sullivan, Australia’s data center market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.9 percent from 2013 to 2020, reaching revenue of AUD$1,737 million by 2020 . The development of ME1 addresses the growing demand from businesses planning to expand into Melbourne, the second-largest Australian market, and offer them the opportunity to take full advantage of Equinix’s network, content and cloud business ecosystems to rapidly accelerate their digital supply chains.
  • Cloud and IT services providers, including Bulletproof, Connectivity I.T., Entrust ICT, Exigent and Servers Australia, are deploying in ME1 to connect to Equinix’s robust cloud ecosystem. With a point-of-presence in Equinix’s Melbourne data center, cloud and IT providers can benefit from increased flexibility, scalability and reduced time-to-market.

  • Network service providers are deploying in ME1 at a rapid rate. While Telstra and Vocus recently announced their deployments, FirstPath and Western Australian Internet Association (WAIA) are newly announced customers in ME1. FirstPath, a privately funded tier-1 telco, selected Equinix to be in close proximity to local and global customers, enabling the company to deliver low latency and high-performance connectivity to its customers. WAIA is a non-profit organisation that provides support to all suppliers and users of online services and assists the growth of the Internet industry in Western Australia. By deploying in ME1, WAIA can access Equinix’s ecosystems of industry partners, providing the opportunity to accelerate its business opportunities.
  • Critical mass of cloud and network providers presents a strong value proposition for content and enterprise customers like CacheFly, Azzurri Communications and LiveBackup, a subsidiary of GCOMM. By deploying in ME1, CacheFly and LiveBackup can connect to Equinix’s network-dense ecosystem of more than 1,000 networks globally, over 130 of which are accessible in Australia, giving them the opportunity to choose the best provider to fit their specific needs and grow their business. Close proximity to international network traffic also enables LiveBackup to deliver unique data backup and retention solutions for international businesses planning to house their data in Australia.
  • Customers deployed in ME1 have the opportunity to scale their business both regionally and globally through Platform Equinix™. With access to a large marketplace of over 4,500 potential customers and partners, companies can interconnect to a broad range of business ecosystems, generating revenue opportunities and reducing time-to-market.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc., 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. www.equinix.com.

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