According to announcement from Equinix and Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, Hawaiki Cable will land in Equinix's International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Sydney.

The Hawaiki submarine cable landing station in SY3 will be located directly within Equinix’s global data center footprint made up of over 100 data centers.

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Highlights / Key Facts

  • Hawaiki is building a 14,000-kilometer cable system providing trans-Pacific connectivity between Australia, New Zealand and the United States; trans-Tasman connectivity between Australia and New Zealand; connectivity from Hawaii to the continental United States; and Pacific islands connectivity to New Zealand, Australia and the United States. 
  • The landing station will provide cross-connect opportunities for all Equinix customers collocated in its Sydney data centers, and will give Hawaiki direct access to potential customers. As a new submarine cable provider in Australia, Hawaiki initiates further market competitiveness, which will result in improved costs and quality of service for all customers within the market.
  • When fully operational through SY3, Hawaiki will add to the rich density of submarine cable systems that serve Equinix’s customers globally, reaffirming Equinix’s network neutral value proposition. With over 120 networks available locally and access to over 975 network providers globally, SY3 is already one of the most densely connected data centers in Australia.
  • Equinix customers will be able to connect with Hawaiki’s submarine cable for the cost of a simple cross-connect within Equinix’s rich business ecosystems, which will result in direct cost benefits. Utilizing a cross connect within Equinix also lowers latency to finalize a connection.
  • Equinix has continued to grow in the Asia-Pacific region, as demand for premium data centers, cloud services and carrier neutral environments increases. The recent completion of the third phase of SY3 is the latest in a series of expansions across Asia-Pacific, which includes new data centers in Tokyo, Osaka, Jakarta and Singapore, and Equinix’s first facility in Melbourne. 

Source: Hawaiki Cable


Editor's Note:

According to announcement later from Hawaiki Cable, the Hawaiki submarine cable is finally landed at Equinix Sydney SY4, instead of Equinix Sydney SY3 as released in this announcement.