Equinix expands Platform Equinix with a third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Perth. PE3 will be the company’s 18th data center in Australia, enabling Equinix to meet the growing demand for digital infrastructure and low-latency networking capabilities in Western Australia among global and local organizations.
Expansion in Australia
The company plans to open the US$54 million first phase of PE3 in Q4 2021. The new facility will provide access to more than 1,045 companies, including 215 networks and 395 cloud providers.
Jeremy Deutsch, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific, said,
“Following our ME2 IBX data center in Melbourne opening at the beginning of the year, we are delighted to announce our plan to open a third data center in Perth, which is fast becoming an important jumping-off point for businesses looking for fast, secure and low-latency connectivity to the rest of the world. We will continue to plan for expansion in Australia and support digital leaders across the country.”
Perth has direct connectivity via two subsea cable links, the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) and Indigo Cable. Therefore, this area is increasingly becoming a strategic part of Australia’s internet infrastructure. Both cables terminate directly inside the Equinix Perth campus, reducing the time it takes for data to move between Singapore and Australia by 50%.
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