Pacnet adds 360 racks to AU$40m Sydney datacentre

The Sydney datacentre expansion is a key part of the communications provider's strategy for the Asia-Pacific region, according to Pacnet.

Communication services provider Pacnet has completed the expansion of its Sydney CBD datacentre, adding 360 racks to support its co-location and cloud services.

Pacnet launched the AU$40 million facility in February 2011 , with 260 racks. The datacentre currently measures in at 1,295 square metres.

The expansion is part of the company's wider strategy to grow its Asia-Pacific footprint.

"As the pulse of the Australian economy, Sydney is a key part of our expansion plans," Pacnet president of managed services Jim Fagan said in a statement.

Pacnet hopes to lure customers that are interested in moving into the Asia-Pacific region.

The company has also announced its plans to open a SGD$90 million datacentre in Singapore .