Equinix has announced that it will invest a further $42 million in the Sydney SY4 data center. The Phase Two expansion of the SY4 data center will double the total capacity of the facility to 3,000 cabinets, with usable floor space of over 130,000 square feet.

The Phase Two expansion is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

The SY4 data center, which has been open since August 2016, currently provides data center solutions to over 100 local and multinational companies. The Equinix Sydney campus offers direct links to Australia’s two largest peering points as well as key submarine systems including the Southern Cross Cable Head, the PIPE Pacific Cable, and the upcoming Hawaiki cable that will terminate inside the SY4 facility.

Equinix also offers dark fiber connections between the four data centers in the Sydney campus, providing customers with rapid connectivity between sites.

The new $42 million expansion brings Equinix’s investment in the SY4 data center to almost $150 million. The Equinix Sydney data center campus is located in Alexandria, just three miles from Sydney’s central business district, providing low-latency connections for customers across the country.

Currently, the company has 29 IBX data centers in Australia, providing services to over 700 companies in the region.

Jeremy Deutsch, managing director for Equinix Australia, said that interconnection is key to digital transformation for countries across the Asia-Pacific region and that Australia is ‘fast becoming an interconnection hot spot.’

‘Our investment in SY4 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing the most robust architecture and interconnection options that allow customers to accelerate business relationships and speed to market,’ he added.

The expansion of the Equinix Sydney data center is the most recent of a series of expansions in the region. Recently, the company announced that it would expand its presence in Melbourne, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Equinix was also selected last year to provided point-of-presence (PoP) connections for the Trident subsea cable in Sydney, as well as Singapore, Jakarta, and Melbourne. And just last week, the company announced a partnership with Oracle, to offer private, dedicated access to the Oracle Cloud at the Sydney data center campus.