Equinix to spend $121m on new Sydney data centre

Equinix today announced it will open a fourth data centre in Sydney.

Equinix said it would invest more than US$97 million — approximately AUD$121 million — on SY4, which is the company’s fifth data centre in the country.

The 12,500 square metre data centre will be based in Alexandria.

When complete it will offer capacity for 3000 cabinets. The first phase, comprising 1500 cabinets, is scheduled to be completed in Q2 2016.

“SY4 shows our ongoing commitment in the Sydney market and will enable our Australian customers to continue to take advantage of innovations including hybrid cloud architectures and the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” Equinix Australia managing director Jeremy Deutsch said in a statement.

“The new facility will ensure that we continue to deliver on our promise to help businesses safeguard their mission-critical data, aid growth and rapid scalable deployment through our global footprint, and with the highest levels of security and operational reliability.”

Equinix last month formally launched its first Melbourne data centre, ME1.

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