Equinix: Equinix and PGIM Real Estate open data centre in Sydney

Jun 16, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Equinix and PGIM Real Estate have announced the opening of SY9x, the first xScale data center in Sydney, following the closing of the two parties' US$575 million joint venture. Located in Rosehill, and adjacent to the Western Sydney CBD of Parramatta, this facility, will be accompanied by a second xScale facility, which is to be named SY10x, and will provide more than 28 MW of power capacity when complete.

Commenting on the opening of SY9x, NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport, and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres, 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."

He added: "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."

Guy Danskine, managing director for Equinix Australia said that the addition of the new facility will help to address the "increasing demand for cloud and digital infrastructure," adding: "the opening of our first xScale data centre in Australia in tandem with the continued expansion of our International Business Exchange data centre capacity across the country' will ensure "more and more organisations can implement their digital-first strategies. 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."