With today's announcement, ASC will add more PoPs to
- The ASC is a 4,600-kilometer subsea cable that will connect
Singaporeand Australiaand is expected to be completed and operational by Q1 FY19. The new pathway from Western Australiato Southeast Asia, and additional capacity, will also serve to boost the strength of Australia'sinternet landscape.
- With direct access to ASC in
Singaporeand Australia, Equinixprovides its customers with unparalleled connectivity to connect and expand business in Australiaand Southeast Asia. Customers will be able to reap the benefits of interconnection to global markets and ecosystems through direct and private access to more than 275 cloud providers, and a multitude of service providers and business partners.
- Connecting in six metropolitan cities in
Australia, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaideand Brisbane, the ASC cable will immediately leverage more than 155 networks to enable customers to do business across the region.
- The level of global data traffic is expected to reach 3.3 zettabytes by 20212 and almost every byte touches a subsea cable as cloud service providers, network service providers, content providers and enterprises push to move data globally in real time.
Equinixcontinues to build momentum to meet this rapidly increasing need for subsea cables through data center design, partnerships and acquisitions.
- Current submarine cable projects that
Equinixis engaged with and has publicly announced include: SSCN ( California- Sydney); AEConnect-1 ( New York- London); Hibernia Express ( New York- London); C-Lion1 ( Germany- Finland); Trident ( Australia- Indonesia- Singapore); Globenet ( Florida- Brazil); Asia Pacific Gateway ( China- Hong Kong- Japan- South Korea- Malaysia- Taiwan- Thailand- Vietnam- Singapore); Hawaiki Cable (U.S. – Australia– New Zealand); Gulf Bridge International Cable System ( Middle East- Europe); FASTER ( U.S. West Coast- Japan); Seabras-1 ( New York- Sao Paulo); Monet ( Florida- Brazil), Eastern Light (Nordic region), MAREA ( U.S. East Coast– Spain), BRUSA ( U.S. East Coast– Brazil) and ASC ( Australia– Singapore), the newest project announced today.
- The expanded connection of the ASC follows the
Equinixcompletion of the Metronode acquisition, which expanded its data centers to four new markets in Perth, Canberra, Adelaideand Brisbane, and additional facilities in Sydneyand Melbourne.
Michael Simmons, Interim CEO of Vocus:
"We are delighted that
Equinixis expanding the reach and availability of the ASC cable by connecting it directly into nine of their sites across Australiaand Singapore. The Vocusterrestrial network has vast reach throughout Australia, New Zealandand now into Asia. Combining the extensive interconnection ecosystems in Equinix, with the far-reaching Vocusnetwork, we will provide customers with easy and low-cost access to all of their partners from Singaporeto major metropolitan cities in Australia." Jeremy Deutsch, Managing Director of Equinix Australia:
Equinixis thrilled to be able to expand our customers' access to the new ASC across each of our metropolitan areas. This will in turn provide both cost and latency advantages when doing business with organizations across Southeast Asia."
- Equinix Australia Data Centers [website]
- Equinix Sydney Campus [video]
- Australia Singapore Cable [website]
- Equinix Closes Metronode Acquisition to Become Market Leader in
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