NextDC has reached an agreement with Superloop to connect its Sydney and Perth data centres to the Singapore-to-Perth INDIGO subsea cable system.
Superloop will provide NextDC’s S1, S2, P1 and P2 data centres with optical layer connectivity to the cable system, and is expected to be ready for service in the second half of the 2019 financial year.
The INDIGO cable is being built by a consortium that includes Superloop, AARnet, Google, Indosat, Singtel Optus and Telstra. It stretches 9200km between Singapore and Perth via Jakarta, Indonesia and continues onward to Sydney.
Superloop in January started offering cable capacity to 40 data centres across Sydney, Perth and Singapore.
“We are starting to see the benefits of our investment in infrastructure in Australia and Southeast Asia,” Superloop chief executive Drew Kelton said.
“INDIGO joins these markets together and in conjunction with NextDC provides a springboard for Australian businesses expanding in Asia of Asian business seeking a foothold in Australia.”
Superloop will also be the inaugural customer for NextDC’s P2 data centre in Perth, a 20-megawatt Tier 4 facility under construction in the city’s east.
“Our partnership with Superloop provides our customers access to the most direct connectivity between Perth and Sydney and the fastest gateway into Singapore via a simple cross-connect,” NextDC chief executive Craig Scroggie said.
“Having INDIGO as our first P2 customer underlines the ever-increasing importance of cloud-to-cloud connectivity, whether national or international, and supports Perth’s acceleration towards a cloud-based economy.”