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Telecommunications services provider Pacnet last week held an event celebrating the expansion of its Sydney CBD datacentre and its partnership with services provider E-Bit Systems.
Pacnet first launched the initially AU$40 million facility in February 2011 with 260 racks.
It completed the expansion of the datacentre in June this year, adding 360 racks to support its cloud and co-location services as part of the company's strategy to grow its Asia-Pacific presence.
"As the pulse of the Australian economy, Sydney is a key part of our expansion plans," Pacnet president of managed services Jim Fagan said at the time.
The company now takes up three levels with its datacentre in the Liverpool Street, Sydney, building, which has been used to store datacentres since the 1970s.
In March, Pacnet also announced plans to open an SG$90 million datacentre in Singapore. It has its headquarters in Singapore and Hong Kong, with offices also located in China, Australia, the US, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. It has 18 datacentre facilities in the world, including two in Australia, making its content delivery network (CDN) attractive to major web providers looking to deliver content in Australia.