PIPE International picks Equinix Sydney for data center interconnect of new undersea cable

Dec. 17, 2009
Equinix has been chosen as key data center interconnect provider for the PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1) undersea cable, which runs 6,900 km from Guam to Sydney with a capacity of 2.56 terabits per second.

SYDNEY --Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, announced that PIPE International (Australia) has selected Equinix as a key interconnect provider for the newly completed PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1) undersea cable.

Through the Equinix Sydney-1 (SY1) International Business Exchange (IBX) data center located in its Sydney campus, Equinix will provide PIPE with secure access to the aggregation of Australia’s leading carriers operating within the center. In addition to the Sydney IBX data center, PIPE is also utilizing Equinix’s global footprint and operational expertise, with deployments to Equinix centers in Tokyo, Japan and San Jose, CA.

The PPC-1 undersea cable runs 6,900 km from Guam to its landing point on Sydney. With a capacity of 2.56 terabits per second, the PPC-1 system will provide significant additional capacity to Australia, and also will provide onward connectivity to Asia and the United States.

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected by PIPE International to help create market interest for the PPC-1 undersea cable project,” said Samuel Lee, President, Equinix Asia Pacific. “We provide a very efficient and secure means to distribute optimized traffic to the Australian market as well as increase the options for international transit and transport services out of Australia. The new PPC-1 cable system will also enable our customers to increase the resilience of their international network and provide additional redundancy.”

“Our landing of the new cable is to provide Australia with enhanced, competitive connectivity to the rest of the world,” Bevan Slattery, CEO of PIPE International said. “Equinix’s global data center services create an ideal partnership for us in the mission-critical project.”

Equinix operates IBX data centers in 18 countries, including a Sydney campus that houses two facilities, Sydney-1 (SY1) and Sydney-2 (SY2). With a combined floor space of approximately 120,000 square feet (11,145 square meters) and featuring state-of-the-art power, cooling and security systems, they provide the utmost reliability and connectivity for cable operators.

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