Equinix signs first tenant for Melbourne DC

Networks Asia staff
08 May 2014

Equinix has announced that Vocus Communications has become the first tenant of Equinix’s new Melbourne data center, ME1.

Vocus, a supplier of telecommunications, data center and high bandwidth connectivity solutions in Australia and New Zealand, is a long-term Equinix customer with six deployments across the US in Silicon Valley (SV1, SV4 and SV8) and Asia Pacific in Singapore (SG1). In Australia, it is already deployed in Equinix’s Sydney facilities (SY1 and SY3).

Founded in 2008, Vocus owns and operates a telecommunications network connecting Australia and New Zealand to the global internet backbone in the US.

As a supplier of telecommunications services including metro, national and international high-bandwidth connectivity solutions, Vocus has experienced high demand for connectivity and growth both domestically and globally. The operator is looking to Equinix to expand its offerings and satisfy customers regionally and worldwide.

Equinix’s presence in Melbourne helps Vocus respond to customer needs and expand its global footprint. To this end, Vocus had invested $100,000 in fiber at ME1 prior to completion.

Located in Port Melbourne, ME1 will provide a capacity of 1,500 cabinets, with the first phase of 375 cabinets scheduled for completion in Q4 2014. Melbourne accounts for almost a quarter of Australia’s economic growth and has become a hub for software companies.

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