Equinix Perth PE2 facility
Equinix is about to behave as a “strategic interconnection level” at each ends of Australia’s newest worldwide subsea knowledge cable system, the Oman Australia Cable (OAC).
The OAC immediately connects Muscat in Oman to Perth, providing a low latency path from Australia to Europe, the Center East and Africa (EMEA) as soon as accomplished.
Equinix mentioned in an announcement that its Perth PE2 and Muscat MC1 knowledge centres will act as strategic interconnection factors for the 9800km cable system.
The cable landed in Perth in July this yr and was constructed by the Bevan Slattery-backed SUB.CO.
The cable can even land within the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, with building nonetheless underway.
The venture is about to be accomplished in 2022 and also will hook up with the Indigo Cable System as a part of a brand new ‘Nice Southern Route’ between the US, Australia and EMEA.
SUB.CO founder Bevan Slattery mentioned deciding on Equinix “is one other key part of making certain OAC’s success, given their international capabilities and versatile strategy.”
“Constructing OAC was essential for us, as a key new path to mitigate towards the dangers inherent in programs that traverse from Asia to EMEA through the Strait of Malacca,” Slattery mentioned.
The strait is a slim stretch of water between Malaysia and Indonesia.
It’s a main delivery artery and route taken by undersea cables, and people two do not combine: there are extra cable cuts within the strait than common [pdf], and these accidents are exhausting to keep away from.
Equinix Australia managing director Man Danskine mentioned “Perth is a crucial development market” for the corporate and “a strategic interconnection level into Asia and now the [Middle East and North Africa] because of the OAC.”