The countdown to the official launch of Equinix's new Melbourne data centre is on, with ME1, along with NY6 in New York, SG3 in Singapore, LD6 in London, and TR2 Toronto, going online "in the coming weeks" the company said in a statement this morning.
Sydney is home to Equinix's SY1, SY2 and SY3 data centres.
The five data centres represent a total investment of $227 million and will house almost 4200 new cabinets, Equinix said.
In January the data centre company named 30 of the early customers for ME1, including Bulletproof, Connectivity I.T., Entrust ICT, Exigent, Servers Australia, Telstra, Vocus, FirstPAth and the Western Australian Internet Association.
"Melbourne is a hub for software companies and a centre of Australian economic activity," Equinix said in its statement today.
"The ME1 data centre will mark Equinix's entrance into this market and provide customers with the opportunity to interconnect to leading companies and accelerate performance of their digital supply chains."