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Equinix and PGIM Real Estate open first xScale data center in Sydney for hyperscalers

Equinix and PGIM Real Estate open first xScale data center in Sydney for hyperscalers

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Equinix and PGIM Real Estate have announced the opening of the first xScale data center in Sydney, named SY9x.

As the first of the two data centers to be developed and operated under the joint venture with PGIM Real Estate, SY9x currently provides more than 14 MW of power capacity and will provide more than 28 MW when fully built out to meet the surging demand for cloud-based platforms and services among businesses in Australia.

Stuart Ayres, NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport, and Minister for Western Sydney, said: “Western Sydney is a fast-growing region of great opportunity and potential, offering a diverse and dynamic economic center.

“This first hyperscale data center under the US$575 million joint venture by Equinix and PGIM Real Estate provides essential digital infrastructure to the world’s largest cloud service providers, and helps create jobs in our local communities.

“With unprecedented levels of cloud adoption further accelerating Digital Transformation across Australia, the decision to locate its first xScale data center in Western Sydney illustrates the enormous enthusiasm from multinational companies to invest in our growing city.”

By deploying at Equinix xScale data centers, hyperscale companies can add core deployments to their existing access point footprints at Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers.

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