Equinix will expand its data centre footprint in Melbourne with a new facility in Port Melbourne.
The company will invest an initial $117 million to build a new IBX data centre called ME2, which will host more than 8 square kilometres of colocation space once completed.
The first phase is set to open in Q3 this year with an initial capacity of 1000 cabinets and a colocation space of more than 2.7 square kilometres.
ME2 will provide geographic redundancy solutions for existing Equinix customers as well as spaces for new customers.
The new facility will be located adjacent to ME1 with direct physical access via a secure link bridge, as well as connectivity to the ME4 IBX in Derrimut via Equinix Metro Connect.
“The past few years have been an exciting time of growth for Equinix globally as we aim to provide the best possible support for our customers navigating digital transformation,” Equinix Asia-Pacific president Samuel Lee said.
“Australia is a key market in the Asia-Pacific region for Equinix, and we have been investing heavily to capitalize on the opportunities in the market as a result of digital transformation and increasing adoption of cloud services. We are thrilled to continue our growth in this region with ME2.”