Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and IntraPower (ASX: IPX), a leader in the provision of trusted cloud-based IT, voice and data services, today announced that IntraPower will expand its footprint with Platform Equinix to the new International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Sydney (SY3) when it becomes operational mid-year. IntraPower is already located with Equinix in Sydney data centers SY1 and SY2. The expansion reflects growing demand for IntraPower’s trusted cloud-based applications and utility-based computing.
IntraPower is an ASX-listed company providing high-availability, on-demand Information, Communication, Technology & Telecommunications (ICT & T) services to over 2,000 customers nationwide. Its Business On-Demand solution delivers unified IT, voice, data communications and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) using next-generation cloud computing technology.
“As an existing Equinix customer, we have been continually impressed by the company’s commitment to excellence, which is consistent with our own,” commented IntraPower Chief Operating Officer, Darc Rasmussen. “Equinix also understands the cloud business. Our need goes beyond access to highly resilient and secure data center services. Equinix’s true value-add comes from its strategy of building an ecosystem of cloud application and service providers in a network dense environment.
With Platform Equinix, cloud services providers can meet customers’ high performance expectations while maintaining control by gaining access to more than 50 networks and interconnection services in Sydney. SY3’s capacity of up to 3,000 cabinet equivalents provides the scalability to cloud providers to facilitate their business growth.
“We’re very pleased to welcome IntraPower to our new SY3 facility. This is another vote of confidence in our premier customer service and operational excellence,” commented Darren Mann, managing director, Equinix Australia. “Platform Equinix enables customers to connect with potential partners and customers to drive growth and generate new business opportunities.”