Triple collaboration sees Telstra pair separately with Equinix, Chayora, Sprint for data centre and IoT offering



Telstra is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia

Global technology company Telstra International (ASX: TLS) has recently announced several strategic partnerships with the likes of Chayora Holdings, Equinix and more.

Chayora and Telstra

Chayora Holdings Limited and Telstra have entered a partnership aiming to provide data centre colocation services and network connectivity from Chayora’s hyperscale campus serving the Tianjin-Beijing corridor in the People’s Republic of China.

The partnership aims to enable its customers to access a range of data centre capacities, from retail colocation through to hyperscale capacities, with more than 300MW available on Chayora’s Tianjin campus.

“As a hyperscale, build-to-suit campus developer and operator, this move represents Chayora’s first steps into multi-tenant facilities,” said Oliver Jones, Chayora CEO.

“The partnership aims to provide an improved standard of service for both international companies operating in China as well as premium domestic cloud and technology service companies given the carrier neutral multi-provider fibre options under Telstra’s network management.”

The Telstra Chayora facility in Beichen aims to serve as a scalable extension to Telstra’s existing nearby colocation facility in Tianjin, with up to 3000 racks of capacity available in Q3 of 2020.

“Telstra’s commitment to our Asia Pacific customers means we aim to adapt and continuously work to deploy new technologies that enhance our existing infrastructure. That is why we are very proud to be the strategic partner to the new Chayora campus,” added Oliver Camplin-Warner, CEO Telstra International.

“Telstra has built and currently operates the largest subsea cable network in APAC with 30 per cent of the lit intra-Asia capacity.

“In addition to this, Telstra has also created a strong in-country footprint across the region due to the scale and resilience of our network.

“This work has resulted in Telstra being recognised as the number one foreign telecommunications provider in South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines, and one of the top few in mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.”

Equinix and Telstra

Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) announced that Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, is enhancing its integration with Platform Equinix.

The partnership will see Telstra provide its enterprise customers multicloud network connectivity to more than 170 service providers in 38 markets globally.

Telstra is also enabling its customers to privately access the full range of cloud service providers available via ECX Fabric including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, UCaaS, DDoS mitigation, data storage as-a-service providers and more, by building deeper integration with ECX Fabric.


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A single integration with ECX Fabric enables Telstra to offer its customers faster connectivity to a broad range of cloud services than integrating directly with individual cloud providers.

“As customers scale delivery of their enterprise applications by leveraging leading cloud providers across new markets, the deeper integration of Telstra Programmable Network (TPN)—our SDN platform—with Platform Equinix provides our customers a unique ability to provision cloud connectivity services within minutes to 170 providers across 38 locations globally,” said Sanjay Nayak, Product and Service Design Director, Global Connectivity and Platforms, Product and Technology, Telstra.

“TPN allows our customers to build secure, reliable and predictable performance for their applications, which in turn drives acceleration of business outcomes through improved employee productivity.”

Telstra is also utilising ECX Fabric to expand the geographical reach of TPN into new markets—especially in North America and Europe—increasing the total number of accessible markets from eight to 38, according to the company. 

“With a large density of cloud providers, including the major cloud providers available via ECX Fabric, Platform Equinix is an ideal global interconnection platform for partners to connect privately and securely to multicloud solutions,” said Greg Adgate, Vice President, Global Partnerships & Alliances, Equinix.

“By partnering with Telstra to combine TPN with our global interconnection capabilities and rich ecosystems of cloud providers, customers can accelerate digital transformation projects with on-demand access to multiple clouds and other service and IT providers anytime, anywhere and on any device.”

Sprint and Telstra

Sprint has announced that its Curiosity IoT platform will soon be available for customers in Australia thanks to a new relationship with Australia’s largest mobile network operator, Telstra.

The announcement is the first in a series of efforts by the company to enable international IoT solutions. Curiosity IoT service is expected to be available in Australia in the first half of 2020.

Ivo Rook, senior vice president of IoT and product development for Sprint, said: “Curiosity IoT will add a new layer of capability to customer’s IoT needs in Australia.”

“We are thrilled to be working together with Telstra to extend our access with full visibility across deployments, helping our customers benefit from the Curiosity IoT platform when their business takes them to Australia.”

Sprint revealed that the relationship with Telstra will allow for local breakout in Australia, helping to improve roundtrip time and enabling better performance of customer’s IoT applications.

“Our agreement with Sprint makes it effortless for IoT customers with international needs to implement solutions in Australia, with access to local in-country profiles,” said Gerhard Loots, head of Global IoT solutions for Telstra.

“Our local profiles will provide Curiosity IoT customers with a local point-of-presence in Australia which will be very helpful as a service differentiator, especially for latency sensitive applications.”

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