Sunday, 31 July 2016 22:32

Trident selects Equinix data centres for Australia-Asia connectivity

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Equinix international business exchange (IBX) data centres in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and Indonesia have been selected by Trident Subsea Cable for the cable’s Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in the Asia-Pacific region.

The cable will have interconnection points in Equinix IBX data centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Jakarta in Indonesia, as well as a landing point in Perth, providing greater connectivity for businesses, content providers and communications network providers.

Scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2018, the Trident cable will deliver Equinix customers with more resilient, lower latency connections and increased bandwidth, on the fastest, most direct path from Australia to Asia.

Trident is building its 28Tbps bandwidth cable, using 100Gbps coherent DWDM technology upgradeable to 400Gbps technology in the future, to connect Australia, Singapore and Jakarta.

Alexis Pinto, chief executive, Trident Subsea cable, said by establishing interconnection points in the Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Jakarta data centres the company can provide “easy and low-cost access to customers in all key capital cities across our network, as well as all the major carriers and cloud providers who are already part of the Equinix ecosystem”.

Pinto said Equinix had been selected for its “rich, global network of provider-neutral data centres, and its strong footprint in Australia and Asia specifically”.

“By establishing interconnection points in SY1, ME1, SG3 and JK1, we can provide easy and low-cost access to customers in all key capital cities across our network, as well as all the major carriers and cloud providers who are already part of the Equinix ecosystem.”

Equinix Australia managing director Jeremy Deutsch, said, “Trident is a great addition to the list of network service providers on offer in Equinix, and presents further connectivity options to our customers, particularly in Melbourne, where Trident is the first international submarine cable to establish a PoP in ME1.

He said Equinix was facilitating greater business opportunities between Australia and Asia and providing the gateway for local businesses to enter the Asian market.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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