Highlights / Key Facts
- In a recent survey,
Dimensional Researchfound that 85 percent of Australian enterprises are planning to deploy to multiple clouds within the next 12 months, 77 percent of which will use clouds operating in more than one country1. The opening of ME1 addresses this high demand for cloud services in Australiaand allows businesses to leverage Equinix'snetwork, content and cloud business ecosystems to rapidly accelerate the benefits of their cloud strategies.
- The opening of ME1 will further extend Platform Equinix™ to meet strong demand for premium interconnection and data center services in
Melbourneand the region. This expansion is in line with the steady growth of the company's leading global interconnection platform, in which Equinixhas invested more than US$7.5 billionover the last 15 years.
- With an initial investment of
$60M2, which includes the cost of the land, the ME1 data center opens with 375 cabinets, with future expansion phases accommodating an additional 1,125 cabinets and a total of over 105,000 square feet of floor space. The facility is Equinix'sfourth data center in Australia, adding to the three facilities already operating in Sydney. This dual Sydney/ Melbournemarket presence further ensures high-performance, network reliability, redundancy, and low-latency.
- The ME1 IBX data center enables
Melbournebusinesses to connect with Equinix'snetwork-dense ecosystem of more than 1,000 networks globally, 130 of which are available in Australia. It provides customers with access to a large marketplace of over 4,800 potential customers and partners across more than 100 data centers worldwide, generating revenue opportunities and reducing time-to-market.
- ME1 opens with more than 40 new customers deployed, reflecting the strong demand for
Equinix'sdata center and interconnection services. Customers include Bulletproof, CacheFly, Entrust ICT, Exigent, First Path, GCOMM, Micron21 Telecommunications, Telstra, Vocus, and Western Australian Internet Association(WAIA).
- Cloud and IT service providers account for a quarter of
Equinix'sbusiness and are the fastest growing segment for the company. By housing IT infrastructure in ME1, businesses are able to expand their cloud and data capabilities rapidly as data consumption and content volume continue to increase.
- ME1 meets the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™, a framework developed by the
U.S. Green Building Councilfor identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. ME1 includes evaporative coolers to support low power usage effectiveness (PUE).
- ME1 is one of five new IBX data centers being opened by
Equinixin early 2015. Other locations include Singapore, London, Torontoand New York. Through these expansions, Equinixis playing a major role in advancing the digital economy's interconnected era, in which businesses are demanding increasing levels of interconnection to accelerate business performance.
- The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Communications:
Equinixon expanding their operations to Melbourne, and for their continuing investment in Australia. In the modern digital economy data centers are vital pieces of infrastructure, and this expansion is very much to be welcomed. ME1 is an impressive facility which will offer new opportunities for companies to interconnect and in turn help to enrich Australia'sdigital economy." James Braunegg, managing director, Micron21 Telecommunications:
"We extended our dark fiber network into ME1 as it offers Micron21 the ability to provide cost effective interconnections with just about any network provider, cloud service or company we choose to, should we need to.
Equinix'svast interconnection capability made ME1 the obvious choice. It's great to see this capability now available in Melbourne. We are very much looking forward to growing our services within ME1 and supporting the Equinixecosystem." Jeremy Deutsch, managing director, Equinix Australia:
"By opening ME1, our first International Business Exchange in
Melbourne, this city's businesses can now choose more than just state-of-the-art carrier-neutral colocation space and carrier-dense interconnections. ME1 provides our customers with access to Platform Equinix, where major networks, enterprises and business partners interconnect to each other at global scale."
Additional Resources – Previous Case Studies and Files + New Media Kit
- Press release: ME1 Sees Strong Momentum at
First Melbourne Data Center
- Press release:
Cloud365 Selects Equinix Data Centerin Melbourneto Manage Expanding Cloud Demand in Australia
- Press release: National Voice Data Prepares for Cloud Growth by Expanding
- Press release: Telstra Continues Data Center Support with
Equinixin Sydneyand Melbourne
- ME1 Media Kit
Forward Looking Statements
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