Equinix completes $32 million expansion of SY3 data centre

Data centre vendor Equinix has completed a $32 million (US$30 million) expansion of its SY3 data centre in Mascot, Sydney, allowing space for an additional 1,000 cabinets.

According to the company, the facility has space for a total of 3,000 cabinets which will allow for more customers to use the cloud in a co-location environment.

Web hosting service provider Net Logistics, which has been an Equinix customer since 2006, has signed as an anchor tenant in SY3 following the expansion.

According to Net Logistics managing director Kathick Rajendran, the company is using SY3 to offer its customers services such as shared hosting and virtual private servers.

In July 2013, Web hosting and infrastructure provider Anchor deployed equipment at SY3 to offer customers geographic redundancy.

At the time, Anchor co-founder Andrew Rogers said the Mascot building will offer hosting customers a “premium” level of performance designed to scale as customers grow.

In January 2014, Equinix announced its intention to build a $66 million 105,000 square foot facility in Melbourne, with the first phase of construction expected to be complete by December 2014.

Called ME1, the Tier III data centre will provide capacity of 1500 cabinets. Twenty new jobs will be created in early 2015 as a result of the construction.

In March 2014, former Equinix managing director Tony Simonsen announced his intention to leave the company for a new role as Avaya Australian and New Zealand managing director, starting on 7 April.

A spokeswoman told Computerworld Australia that a decision has not been made about appointing a new managing director yet. Equinix Asia Pacific vice president of sales Doug Oates is currently running the Australian business.

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