Telstra triples footprint at data center in Virginia

Telstra is expanding its network infrastructure in the United States by nearly tripling its footprint at a primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia.
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Telstra operates out of the Ashburn (DC21) facility, which is managed by its long-time partner, Equinix. The facility is focused on providing low-latency connectivity to and from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. When completed in early 2022, Ashburn will be Telstra’s third core node on the U.S. East Coast.

“Demand for international connections beyond the tri-state New York area and along the Northeast Corridor is growing. This Ashburn upgrade and the network capabilities it supports will benefit the region’s expanding business and technology communities, as well as satisfy growing consumer demand for network connectivity,” said Nicholas Collins, president, Telstra, Americas.

The Ashburn region is home to a range of online commerce and cloud-focused companies, making it a perfect fit for Telstra’s technologies supported from the growing facility including SD-WAN, Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Global IP and IPVPN network options.

The Ashburn upgrade also supports Telstra’s global growth strategy. Telstra plans to add more than 70 Tbps of capacity across its international network by June 2022 to support customers’ growth plans.

This investment, part of Telstra’s ongoing network expansion, will increase key routes between North America, Europe and Asia, with more than half of the new capacity within the Asia-Pacific region where demand from U.S. and Canadian businesses continues to be strong.

The Ashburn node will be interconnected with Telstra’s existing POPs in New York, New Jersey and California with easy access to cable systems on both coasts.

Telstra and Equinix recently collaborated on enhancements to the Telstra Octagon capital markets network solution, and the DC21 site is fully integrated via cross-connection with the other sites on the Equinix Ashburn complex.