Affectionately known as Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne is also a leading financial center in the Asia Pacific region and a beacon of digital network connectivity.
The city’s vibrant technology hub attracts many global ICT companies with the likes of Ericcson, Infosys, Telstra, NEC, Pacific Internet and Hewlett Packard selecting Melbourne as their Australian headquarters.
Earlier this year, Amazon also announced that it will bring its retail offering to Australia, including the opening of a 24,000 square meter fulfilment center in Melbourne when the online retail giant launches its new Marketplace.
Ranked #29 in the world based on data center density, Melbourne boasts 42 data centers and has a powerful networking presence with over 180 service providers and four network fabrics.
Using Cloudscene’s Rankings tool, we’ve taken a closer look at all of the colocation data centers across the city to reveal Melbourne’s top 10 data centers:
- M1 – NextDC
- ME1 – Equinix
- Datacom Melbourne – Datacom
- VDC-MEL01 Crockford – Vocus
- VDC-MEL03 Collins – Vocus
- AAPT Richmond St – AAPT
- Rialto DC1 – Securiton
- AAPT Collins St – AAPT
- VDC-MEL05 King St – Vocus
- AAPT Flinders St – AAPT
Calculated based on the number of known service providers and PoPs in each facility, Cloudscene’s ecosystem-style ranking is based on public data published on Cloudscene’s directory.
Melbourne’s data center market is growing steadily with new data center builds, expansions and investment announcements a regular occurance across the industry.
In July, Metronode announced that it would be expanding its presence in Melbourne with a brand new data center facility as part of a $150 million investment across three Australian cities.
AirTrunk also raised over $400 million to fund the build of two hyperscale data centers in Melbourne and Sydney, both of which are expected to be among the largest data centers in the Asia Pacific region. Opening in the third quarter of this year, AirTrunk’s new Melbourne facility is expected to have capacity for 50MW of IT load once fully completed.
Overall, Australia’s data center market continues to impress those on the global stage. In early 2015, Deloitte valued Australia’s digital economy at $79 billion, or 5.1% of Australia’s GDP, with predictions that by 2020 it would achieve $139 billion.
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