Digital infrastructure company Equinix, together with PGIM Real Estate has opened the first xScale data centre in Sydney, named SY9x.
This follows the closing of the US$575 million joint venture between the parties in March 2022.
As the first of the two data centres to be developed and operated under the joint venture with PGIM Real Estate, SY9x currently provides more than 14 MW of power capacity and will provide more than 28 MW when fully built out to meet the surging demand for cloud-based platforms and services among businesses in Australia.
SY9x is located in Rosehill, adjacent to the Western Sydney CBD of Parramatta.
By deploying at Equinix xScale data centres, hyperscale companies can add core deployments to their existing access point footprints at Equinix International Business ExchangeTM (IBX) data centres, enabling their growth on a single platform that can immediately span 70 global metros and offer direct interconnection to an ecosystem of more than 10,000 customers.
Guy Danskine, Managing Director, Equinix Australia said to address the increasing demand for cloud and digital infrastructure, the opening of the first xScale data centre in Australia in tandem with the continued expansion of our International Business Exchange data centre capacity across the country ensure more organisations can implement their digital-first strategies.
He said, “This infrastructure enables our customers to scale their operations, deliver exceptional customer experiences and unlock the value of artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G and other emerging technologies.”
Commenting on the opening of SY9x, Stuart Ayres NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport, and Minister for Western Sydney said, “Western Sydney is a fast-growing region of great opportunity and potential, offering a diverse and dynamic economic centre. This first hyperscale data centre under the US$575 million joint venture by Equinix and PGIM Real Estate provides essential digital infrastructure to the world’s largest cloud service providers and helps create jobs in our local communities.
“With unprecedented levels of cloud adoption further accelerating digital transformation across Australia, the decision to locate its first xScale data centre in Western Sydney illustrates the enormous enthusiasm from multinational companies to invest in our growing city.”