Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, will provide direct link access to IBM Cloud from its Sydney campus. The data center provider announced the expanded access to IBM Cloud in Australia through the availability of IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicating Hosting services in Sydney.
The IBM Cloud direct link dedicated hosting service is available for Australian customers from Digital Realty's 3.5-hectare data center campus on Templar Road in Erskine Park. According to the provider, the new low-latency service provides high-speed access to the IBM Cloud in Sydney with speeds up to 10 Gbit/s. The IBM Cloud data center is collocated on the Digital Realty campus in Sydney, further reducing latency for high-performance use cases.
"The flexibility of offering customers multiple options enables them to choose the level of service they need to help meet their specific speed, deployment and location requirements. Combined with Digital Realty's Service Exchange, customers can also take advantage of on-demand network functionality powered by Megaport," said Digital Realty Chief Technology Officer Chris Sharp.
Digital Realty currently has nine global locations that can be utilized for low-latency colocation, privately connected to IBM Cloud via the IBM Direct Link Dedicated Hosting offering. The new initiative will be beneficial for local enterprises who want to go further with their hybrid cloud journeys. The move by Digital Realty is expected to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption for its Australian customer base.
"Today's enterprise is looking for the competitive advantages that a hybrid cloud strategy can offer. This means companies need integrated and holistically managed clouds – both on and off premises and across different clouds – with the networking support required for fast, reliable and secure data movement and processing," said Michael Fork, Distinguished Engineer & Director, Offering Management IBM Cloud.
"Through this expanded offering, Digital Realty is providing their customers with a new on-ramp to the IBM Cloud and our suite of higher value services like AI, blockchain, analytics, IoT and quantum," added Michael Fork.
Digital Realty supports more than 2,000 firms across its highly-secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Digital Realty arrived in Australia in 2012 with the SYD10 data center at Erskine Park. It now operates five data centers in the country.