Global Switch has commenced construction of the final stages of its US$300 million Sydney East data center.
Once completed, Global Switch's Sydney campus will span 73,000m2 and 83MVA of utility power capacity. The campus will also feature six telecommunications rooms and four diverse telecommunications entry points, making it the richest carrier density in Australia, Global Switch says.
The large scale cloud and carrier neutral data center provider says demand for the new data center is coming from a large number of leading multinational companies which require resilient and secure space for housing mission critical IT equipment, as well as the need to be colocated with Global Switch's network dense and low latency carrier ecosystem.
Stage two of the construction is expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017 to pre-commitment customers with remaining space coming on to the market progressively.
John Corcoran, Global Switch's executive chairman and chief executive, says the Sydney campus, which includes the existing Sydney West data center, serves as a core node not just for Sydney and Australia but, in terms of connectivity and services, for the Asia Pacific region as a whole.
Damon Reid, Global Switch managing director in Sydney, says the Global Switch's scale and location, along with its ability to offer flexible and secure connections, are proving popular for service providers and end users.
“Our Sydney campus is unique in the scale of the ecosystem it delivers to customers and we look forward to working with our world leading customers to further expand that ecosystem, as well as the carrier and cloud providers, that make this campus the leading connectivity hub in Australia,” Reid says.
Global Switch says it is the leading owner and operator of large scale cloud and carrier neutral data center space in Europe and Asia Pacific.