Equinix, Telstra expand data centre agreement

Telstra customers can colocate within five data centres in Sydney, Melbourne

Telstra customers will be able to colocate within Equinix’s five data centres, SY1, SY2, SY3, SY4 in Sydney and ME1 in Melbourne.

By deploying in Equinix, Telstra customers can utilise the provider’s IT services, infrastructure and expertise and interconnect with 6300 enterprises, networks and business partners across more than 100 data centres worldwide.

Telstra cloud services global products and solutions director Michael Riad said the agreement gives its customers’ access to five more data centre colocation sites.

“We have more points of presence [PoPs] across Australia and multiple data centre locations in the same state. This is great news for customers who require high-availability and compliance from their colocation services,” he said.

Last year, Telstra added two PoPs in Equinix’s SY3 data centre and its ME1 facility in Melbourne. These PoPs are in addition to Telstra PoPs in Equinix’s other Sydney data centres.

The partnership came about due to demand from Telstra’s enterprise and cloud provider customers for low latency content delivery in Australia, the companies said.

The telco also operates PoPs at Equinix data centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, Japan. This allows it to offer content delivery services to its international customers.

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