Equinix, a provider of global interconnection solutions and internet exchanges, has opened its latest data center in Sydney Australia, called SY4, which follows on the heels of several earlier launches in London, New York, and other locales, according to an Equinix statement.
Many leading foreign exchange (FX) broking groups have linked into such hubs and high colocation data centers, joining many other leading venues from around the financial services industry. Already located in London, Tokyo, and New York, Equinix’s latest opening of its SY4 International Business Exchange data center in Sydney will look to keep up with regional demand.
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SY4 will also look to satisfy the role of a point of presence (PoP) for network providers including leading Australian telecoms and other groups both domestic and abroad.
The opening of SY4 coincides with a pent up demand for interconnection and colocation services, amidst a growing shift towards hybrid and multi cloud adoption. In addition, Sydney’s role as a burgeoning financial center has also given momentum to this trend, which expands onto its existing commitment to Australia with two data center campuses.
Per the new opening, SY4 customers will include an array of clients, including managed hosting provider Servers Australia, cloud provider Zettagrid, managed network service provider Connectivity IT, and independent broadband network The Grex Group, among many others.
The opening of the center builds on multiple other developments in 2016, such as the launch of a new data center in Latin America. Earlier this year, Equinix SP3 data center came online in Sao Paulo, Brazil.