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Equinix Opens its Fourth Data Center

Equinix, Inc, the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the opening of its fourth International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data center in Melbourne, Australia. Known as ME2, the new facility supports the growing demand for digital transformation globally, as well as Melbourne’s smart city development and the interconnection needs of local customers, including The Salvation Army.

Digital innovation is transforming the ability of today’s businesses to extend market reach, respond flexibly to new customer requirements and deploy the controls needed for security and compliance. The complexity behind the evolving digital economy requires businesses to extend network infrastructure to the edge to be in close proximity to their customers and partners for secure data exchange and seamless digital experiences. This added data center and interconnection capacity in Melbourne will help with those initiatives while also advancing Melbourne’s smart city innovation. Melbourne was recently recognized as the world’s sixth most advanced smart city, according to a recent report from Oracle and ESI ThoughtLab.

The ME2 IBX is located in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend region, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, which is forecast to be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people by 2050.  Companies operating at the ME2 IBX can leverage the ecosystem of approximately 10,000 businesses currently operating on Platform Equinix® globally. The facility is expected to play a key role in supporting Melbourne’s smart city development.