Melbourne-based data centre provider, NextDC (ASX:NXT), has signed up seven fibre carriers for its Brisbane co-location data centre, B1, in a bid to offer its customers more services including internet transit and interstate capacity.
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Chief executive officer, Bevan Slattery, said in a statement that AAPT, Nextgen Networks, Optus, PIPE Networks, Primus Telecom, Telstra and Vocus had been confirmed to provide diverse fibre hauled into B1 with points of presence (PoPs). The data centre was scheduled to be open to customers at the end of May.
Internet service providers Internode and Platform Networks also planned to establish mega PoPs to offer a range of value added network services.
"These PoPs will enable the fibre carriers to offer B1 customers greater value-added services such as Internet transit, interstate capacity, national multi protocol label switching [MPLS] services and level two wholesale transmission," Slattery said.
MPLS mean service providers can build networks that provide a range of services over one infrastructure such as Internet Protocol (IP) and Ethernet.
"In addition to these fibre carriers, Brisbane City Council, Energex and CITEC, the Queensland Government’s ICT service provider, each have their own dedicated fibre optic cables terminating within the facility, creating a connectivity feature for B1," Slattery said.
According to Slattery, having access to numerous fibre providers at B1 was important for its customers.
“To have the support and commitment of Australia’s major network providers so early in our development cycle is encouraging and demonstrates that our model of independent Cloud centres is one the industry is keen to embrace."
The data centre would also host Pipe Networks and WAIX peering internet exchanges. The exchanges mean network providers, content delivery networks and Cloud providers could exchange data locally with reduced costs.
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