Telstra expands datacentre coverage to US and Japan

Telco's managed services arm, Telstra Global, beefs up it worldwide reach on both sides of the Pacific.
Written by Chris Duckett, Contributor

Telstra has today announced that it has expanded its datacentre coverage throughout the United States and Japan, as well as adding extra capacity to its Sydney datacentre.

The new datacentre space in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and San Jose takes the total number of datacentre locations offered by the telco to 18. Telstra Global says that it is able to offer over 1400 points of presense in over 230 countries.

Telstra Global head of network application and services portfolio, Martin Bishop, said that the expansion was the next step in providing multinationals with datacentre services and communincations under an integrated service level agreement.

"These capabilities will meet the rapidly growing demand for integrated network and cloud services of our media and financial organisations." Bishop said.

"Our extended footprint of data centres is connected to Telstra Global’s already extensive telecommunications network, offering advanced solutions and consistency regardless of location that is critical to many of today’s business applications."

In June, the company expanded its coverage to include Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The expanded international coverage forms part of Telstra's AU$800 million investment in cloud services.

The company also announced today that it would be offering low latency network connectivity services from its Singapore datacentre.

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