One of Australia’s largest industry funds scales at speed in a hybrid cloud environment to support anticipated business expansion
SYDNEY, Australia – March 23, 2021 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world’s digital infrastructure company, today announced it has supported Aware Super, one of Australia’s largest industry superannuation funds with more than $130 billion of funds under management, to transform its IT infrastructure to enhance employee and member experience, and align to the organisation’s growth ambitions.
Aware Super has migrated two on-premise data centres into Equinix’s International Business Exchanges™ (IBX®) data centers in Sydney and Melbourne, linking both sites using Telstra’s Programmable Network (TPN), with low-latency, on-demand connectivity to support fluctuating bandwidth demand. By using Equinix Fabric™, Aware Super can also ensure redundancy and quickly interconnect to a hybrid cloud environment and mission critical global financial services, such as trading and investment platforms.
Through this deployment, Aware Super has benefited from a sharp decline in resources spent maintaining its traditional IT environment and reduced data replication time from days to just minutes. This means the organisation can scale at speed while integrating two key superannuation funds it merged with in 2020, VIC Super and WA Super, adding thousands to its employee and member base with minimal disruption to its current operations.
With more than 1.1 million members and clients, Aware Super has reduced the incidence of infrastructure component failures by 24%, delivering better employee and member experiences and managing on-demand increases to compute and storage requirements as the need arises, with minimum downtime.
By leveraging Equinix’s digital infrastructure in Sydney and Melbourne with TPN, Aware Super has built a network, data centre and cloud strategy that saves resources and is focused on supporting business growth instead of infrastructure. This robust architecture keeps everyone connected, with many employees continuing to work from home and members checking their fund performance via the web or mobile application.
Highlights / Key Facts
“We knew that to deliver successfully, we had to strip away all the traditional barriers of the past and build out a network, data centre and cloud strategy that aligns with our ambitious growth strategy. Reflecting on the COVID-19 world we live in now feels like we made the right business decisions to work with Equinix and Telstra that will help us to deliver scale benefits to our members.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with Equinix to provide our long-time customer, Aware Super, with a secure, flexible and on-demand, scalable network. The Telstra Programmable Network will help Aware Super further digitise their infrastructure and leverage the cloud to support their growth ambition and their goal to give their employees and members more enhanced digital experiences.”
“Aware Super, as one of Australia’s largest industry funds, prides itself on driving better outcomes for its members, their families and communities. To align to that purpose this digital transformation project reflects the organisation’s ambitions to invest in digital capability and infrastructure that both enhances employee and member experience, and supports future business growth.”
Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world’s digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix enables today’s businesses to access all the right places, partners and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centres and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix products and solutions, unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenues from customers in recently built out or acquired data centres; a failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; risks related to our taxation as a REIT; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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