Menu
Equinix’s Sydney datacentre picked for Hawaiki trans-pacific submarine cable

Equinix’s Sydney datacentre picked for Hawaiki trans-pacific submarine cable

SY3 IBX to connect Australia to NZ and the US via $US350m project

Equinix’s third Sydney International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre, SY3, has been selected as Hawaiki Cable Limited’s landing station in Australia, and will serve as a prime interconnection point.

Hawaiki announced in July 2013 it would build a $US350 million, 14,000km trans-pacific cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand with the United States west coast, Hawaii to continental US, the pacific islands to NZ and Australia to the US.

The system, which has a design life of 25 years, will be based on 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) wavelength technology and deliver more than 20 Terabits per second (Tbps) of design capacity. In layman’s terms, the theoretical speed is enough to send 468 DVDs in one second.

With the project scheduled to go live in early 2016 (it was previously expected to be running in late 2015), the ISO 27001-certified SY3 landing station will provide cross-connect opportunities for the 4500 Equinix customers using the facility, and provide Hawaiki with direct access to those customers.

“After a thorough consideration, Hawaiki determined that Equinix’s SY3 datacentre is the best facility to locate our Australian landing station,” Hawaiki CEO Remi Galasso, said.

“All of the carriers, Cloud providers and customer opportunities are there, creating the best meeting point for us and our current and future customers.”

When fully operational through SY3, Hawaiki will add to the density of submarine cable systems that serve Equinix’s customers globally. SY3 currently provides access to 120 local and 975 global networks.

Customers will be able to connect the submarine cable for the cost of a cross-connect.

Equinix recently completed a $US30m upgrade of SY3, marking the third phase of the location’s development through the addition of another 1000 cabinets, taking the total to 3000.

Read more: MYOB buys into online POS startup

Systems integrator and hosting company, Net Logistics, was signed an anchor tenant as part of the upgrade, and will occupy 40 cabinets with a total capacity of more than 300kW.


Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags datacentreinterconnectionISO 27001iiNetGbpsTbpschannelcolocationsubmarine cableIBXCloudHawaiki Cable Limitedfibreequinixcustomer

Featured

Slideshows

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

The channel came together for another round of After Hours, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and partners descending on The Jefferson in Auckland. Photos by Maria Stefina.​

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours
Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Emerging start-up Consegna has officially launched its cloud offerings in the New Zealand market, through a kick-off event held at Seafarers Building in Auckland.​ Founded in June 2016, the Auckland-based business is backed by AWS and supported by a global team of cloud specialists, leveraging global managed services partnerships with Rackspace locally.

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland
Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners

Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners

Veritas honoured its top performing partners across the channel in Australia and New Zealand, recognising innovation and excellence on both sides of the Tasman. Revealed under the Vivid lights in Sydney, Intalock claimed the coveted Partner of the Year 2017 (Pacific) award, with Data#3 acknowledged for 12 months of strong growth across the market. Meanwhile, Datacom took home the New Zealand honours, with Global Storage and Insentra winning service provider and consulting awards respectively. Dicker Data was recognised as the standout distributor of the year, while Hitachi Data Systems claimed the alliance partner award. Photos by Bob Seary.

Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners
Show Comments