Highlights / Key Facts
- In the recently released report, Deloitte Access Economics: The Connected Continent II1, it was noted
Australia'sdigital economy contributed $79 billionto Australia'sGDP in 2013/14. This contribution is estimated to increase to $139 billionby 2020. Equinixis playing a major role in advancing the Australian digital economy, through the recent expansion of its Australian footprint.
- Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables customers to quickly build, deploy and manage applications. Azure ExpressRoute is designed to help customers bridge public cloud and on-premise IT to privately and more securely extend enterprise networks while improving performance, reliability and scalability.
- Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand, direct access to multiple clouds from multiple networks. Following the expansion of
Equinix'sAustralian footprint, Melbournebusinesses will now have the opportunity to access multiple cloud providers, such as Azure ExpressRoute, via the Equinix Cloud Exchange. This provides Melbourneenterprises improved security, low-latency and high-performance direct connections with public and private cloud providers.
- Azure ExpressRoute's expansion into ME1 provides
Equinix'sAustralian customers geo-redundancy, enabling enterprises to access Azure in Australia'stwo largest economic centers. This dual market 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 over 500 cloud providers across more than 100 data centers worldwide, providing improved performance of cloud-based applications and workloads through high-throughput, low-latency connections.
Equinix'sfourth data center in Australiaand its first in Melbourne, officially opened in March 2014. ME1 has more than 50 customers deployed, reflecting the strong demand for Equinix'sdata center and interconnection services.
Jeremy Deutsch, managing director, Equinix Australia:
"As we move into the interconnected era, enterprises require the ability to connect to multiple clouds, multiple users and multiple networks to fully reap the business benefits of cloud computing. It is through the Equinix Cloud Exchange we can offer our
Melbournecustomers improved security with a flexible and reliable connection to Azure, giving Equinixcustomers further choice and flexibility to pick the cloud services and connections best suited for them." Ross Ortega, Principle Product Manager, Networking, Microsoft Azure:
Microsoftis pleased to continue to work with Equinixto provide even more Australian customers and partners the option to create private connections between the Azure public cloud and infrastructure located on-premises or in a colocation environment."
- Equinix Connects Melbourne with
New International Business Exchange Data Center[press release] Equinixto Make Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Available through Data Centers in 16 Markets Globally [press release]
Forward Looking Statements
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Jorn Sanda (Australia), PPR for Equinix, +61 2 9818 9329, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lorraine Little-Bigelow (Asia), Equinix Asia-Pacific, + (852) 2970 7742, email@example.com