UpCloud, a cloud hosting company, announces the opening of a new data centre AU-SYD1 in Sydney targeting to enhance business from Australian customers.
UpCloud opened three global data centres — New York, Madrid and Warsaw — in 2020. It is UpCloud’s first data centre in Oceania. AU-SYD1 is their 12th data centre in the world.
“We’ve a large base of users from Australia and New Zealand using our Singapore data centre for a long time. Many of them asked us to expand our service offering to Australia. Australian users will value a new cloud provider offering a premium level of features, such as 100 percent uptime SLA, 24/7 technical support and personal approach,” says UpCloud’s CEO Antti Vilpponen.
Equinix’s Sydney data centre SY5, where UpCloud’s new AU-SYD1 is located, belongs to the most networked data centre campus in Sydney. It iss the largest Equinix’s data centre in Australia with 9,220 cabinets.
“Geographical proximity to a data centre results in better latency. Location in Sydney will especially improve service provided to businesses with users in Australia and Oceania,” says UpCloud’s founder and CTO Joel Pihlajamaa.
The AU-SYD1 will be available starting from 31 March 2021. It features the AMD EPYC processors with more CPU cores and increased performance.