Monday, July 11, 2011

Amazon to open local data centre in Australia


>>The company is expected to partner with a local player, tipped to include Equinix which has an alliance with AWS in other markets.

The data centre firm declined to comment on its AWS relationship, but Equinix global chief executive Steve Smith recently said its strength lay in bringing global companies to local markets quickly.

"If any company wants to deal with a single supplier on a global basis, we are it," Mr Smith said.

Equinix has set up a new $100 million-plus data centre in Sydney and plans to investigate opportunities in Melbourne.

AWS Asia-Pacific spokeswoman Regina Tan said: "We do not comment on rumours or speculations. Over time, we plan to have more data centres in different countries and regions around the world.

"Our Australia-based customers are successfully using data centres in the US, Ireland, Singapore and Tokyo."

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