Equinix is Building ME2 in Melbourne

Mar 12, 2019 | Posted by admin

ARNnet.com.au reports that Interconnection and data centre provider Equinix is investing $117 million (US$84 million) in a new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Melbourne.

The site, named ME2, is expected to open by September this year and will be the company’s fourth in the Victorian capital with an initial capacity of 1,000 cabinets.

Located in Port Melbourne, the IBX will host a colocation space of more than 8,190 square metres when fully built and will have direct access to the two largest peering points and the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC).

ME2 Rendering

ME2 will be connected via a link bridge to the company's ME1, which was recently expanded following a $13 million investment, and gain Equinix Metro Connect connectivity to ME4, which is based in Derrimut.

The centre will also access Equinix’s Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX), which provides cloud on-ramp to more than 265 cloud services providers (CSP) in Australia, including AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

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