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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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Equinix Opens Its $160M Data Center SY5 in Sydney

EIGHTH IN SYDNEY AND LARGEST IN AUSTRALIA Colocation and interconnection company Equinix, has just opened its new Sydney data center facility SY5 which costs the company about $160 million (USD). SY5 is located in Alexandria, about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers)…

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NextDC Launches Its First Micro Data Center in Perth

NEXTDC P2 JUST GOT A SIBLING Australian data center operator NextDC, has launched its first micro data center in the central business district of Perth, capital of Western Australia. Built to offer host interconnection services, the new micro or edge…

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Digital Realty expands IBM Cloud in Australia

IBM CLOUD DIRECT LINK DEDICATED HOSTING SERVICE Digital Realty has just added IBM Cloud Direct Link to its services at the 3.5-hectare data center campus in Sydney, Australia. This Digital Realty facility, which is on Templar Road, Erskine Park, will…

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