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Centuria Acquires Telstra Data Center Site in Melbourne

TWO DATA CENTERS FOR AU$417 MILLION Real estate investment trust (REIT) Centuria Industrial, has just bought a data center site in Melbourne from Australian telecommunications company Telstra for AU$417 million (US$300 million). The 3.2 hectare site contains two data centers,…

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NextDC Opens Second Data Center in Perth Australia

20MW COLOCATION FACILITY Australia-based data center service provider NextDC, has just opened its newest facility P2, located in Perth, Western Australia. The ribbon cutting ceremony was chaired by Hon. Dave Kelly MLA, Western Australia’s Minister of Innovation and ICT. Other…

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Macquarie Plans New Canberra Govt Data Center

1.5MW TO BE READY BY DECEMBER Macquarie has just announced it plans to build a new government-dedicated data center Intellicentre 5 (IC5), at its Canberra campus in Australia to meet rising demand. The project will be led by Macquarie Government…

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Macquarie acquires 88% stake in AirTrunk

VALUES AIRTRUNK AT AU$3 BILLION Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has just acquired an 88 percent stake in AirTrunk, a Sydney-based hyperscale data center company. Macquarie purchased these Airtrunk shares from Goldman Sachs, Sixth Street Partners (formerly TSSP) and…

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Google Announces Four New Cloud Regions

QATAR APPROVES ITS FIRST GCP REGION Google has announced plans to develop four new cloud regions in Delhi, India; Doha, Qatar; Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada. These new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) regions are to join the previously announced projects…

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Equinix Opens Its Fourth Data Center in Melbourne

29,300 SQUARE FEET OF COLOCATION SPACE Equinix has just announced the opening of its fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Melbourne, Australia. The $77.5 million facility is code-named ME2 and it now offers more than 29,300 square feet…

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Australian Airtrunk Is Up For Auction at $2bn

GOLDMAN SACHS CALLS FOR BIDDERS Australia-based hyperscale data center company Airtrunk, is now up for an auction conducted by Goldman Sachs which values the company at $2.06 billion. Goldman Sachs is reported to have started reaching out to bidders, as…

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Vocus Completes the Coral Project for Australia

THE A$136.6M SUBSEA CABLE SYSTEM Australian telecoms firm Vocus, has confirmed the completion of the Coral Sea Cable System which connects Sydney, Honiara, Port Moresby and the Solomon Islands. The project which includes the 4,700km Coral Sea cable, as well…

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Macquarie DC Breaks Ground For Its Sydney Data Center

MACQUARIE’S THIRD DATA CENTER IN SYDNEY Australian Macquarie Data Centres, an arm of Macquarie Telecom Group has broken ground for its third data center in Sydney, Australia. Known as Intellicentre 3 (IC3) East, the new facility is set to be…

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Airtrunk to Build New 110MW Data Center in Sydney

A $1 BILLION (AUD) HYPERSCALE FACILITY Australian hyperscale data center provider Airtrunk, has confirmed it plans to build a new 110MW data center in Sydney, Australia. With an investment of 1 billion AUD (approx. 680 million USD), the company plans…

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