Datacenter News — Global Switch has commenced construction of the final stages of its US$300 million Sydney East data center. Once completed, Global Switch’s Sydney campus will span 73,000m2 and 83MVA of utility power capacity. The campus will also feature six telecommunications rooms and four diverse telecommunications entry points, making it the richest carrier density in Australia, Global Switch says.
Asia One — Singapore: THE trend of data centre Reits (real estate investment trusts) hasn’t really kicked off in Asia, but it would be “inevitable” in the long term, a senior executive from Digital Realty (DRL), the first data centre Reit to ever list globally, believes.
Business Wire — Global Switch, one of the leading large-scale, carrier-neutral, multi-tenanted data centre providers across Europe and Asia-Pacific has announced that customers in its Sydney data centre campus are now able to connect directly to FirstPath’s new high capacity submarine fibre optic cables which were laid across Sydney Harbour last month.
Data Center journal — New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows the leaders in the worldwide colocation market, with Equinix generating the most colocation revenue and achieving a 9.5% market share. It is followed by Digital Realty, NTT, Verizon, CenturyLink, KDDI, Global Switch and China Telecom.
The Independent — Global Switch, one of the leading large-scale, carrier-neutral, multi-tenanted data centre providers across Europe and Asia-Pacific has announced that customers in its Singapore facility are now able to connect to the brand new, state-of-the-art, dark fibre network operated by Superloop (ASX:SLC), Singapore’s newest independent dark fibre wholesale provider. Superloop is already available at Global Switch’s data centre campus in Sydney.
Australia’s data centre operators are in a race to scale out their facilities to meet the capacity demands of cloud providers and to prepare for the internet of things. Executives for the largest four operators – Equinix, Global Switch, Digital Realty and NextDC – used a panel discussion at the Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit to discuss the pressure to build at scale while lowering costs. All agreed that data centre operators needed to demonstrate available capacity and their ability to scale in order to be considered a potential host for cloud service nodes.