Australian managed hosting and infrastructure provider Anchor announced this week it will open a second data center in Australia, located in Mascot, Sydney, to meet customer demand.
The move comes a few months after Australian cloud provider Macquarie Telecom announced it would launch Intellicentre 4 Bunker, a data center in Canberra designed for government Internet gateways and hosting.
Due for completion by November, the data center extends Anchor’s existing data centers in Ultimo and Los Angeles, California.
Anchor has quickly grown to become one of Australia’s largest web hosting providers, with over 3,000 customers including Booktopia, Huggies, Airtasker, Specsavers, TestFlight and Github.
The company is also the first Australian company to partner with global e-commerce platform, Magento.
The new data center will offer Anchor’s web hosting customers a “premium level of performance, designed to scale as businesses grow and supported by a team of skilled development technicians in Sydney”.
“We are excited to announce the commencement of development on our new data center in Sydney,” said Andrew Rogers, Anchor co-founder. “With the new presence, we are building on strong foundations to deliver geographically redundant hosting to our client base in Australia and internationally. The ecommerce industry in Australia is growing rapidly, and this new data centre allows us to better support the needs of our customers, particularly in retail.”
In 2011, Anchor expanded into the American market by completing the installation of a new data center in Los Angeles, which helps meet the needs of Australian businesses looking for an American presence.
“Through strategic partnerships with the likes Equinix and Magento, Anchor continues to redefine what managed hosting is,” said Rogers. “Our Los Angeles point-of-presence continues to be a success in helping Australian businesses operate in America. We look forward to delivering outstanding service and solutions to our customers with the new data center.”