Metronode, Telstra sign colocation deal

Telstra customers will be able to order colocation services

Telstra business customers can now use colocation services from any one of Metronode’s 10 Australian data centres.

Metronode operates data centres in Adelaide, Canberra, Illawarra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

It is due to open a second Canberra data centre next month.

Customers will be able to pay for the service on their Telstra bill and deploy hybrid cloud solutions.

According to Metronode CEO David Yuile, customers won’t need to re-design their cloud infrastructure when they move applications across to the data centres.

“This agreement gives Telstra customers more choice to effectively deploy hybrid cloud solutions, using private cloud and colocation on Telstra’s network,” he said.

Telstra also has co-location deals with Pacnet and NEXTDC. The telco has established points of presence (PoPs) with Equinix data centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

Earlier this month, Metronode announced plans to expand its Perth 2 data centre to cope with demand from the WA government, enterprise customers, system integrators and service providers.

Yuile said the expansion, which will triple the current size, will be complete in early 2016. The vendor is spending $20 million on the expansion.

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