US data center operator Digital Realty will provide direct link access to IBM Cloud from its Sydney campus.

The IBM Cloud direct link dedicated hosting service is available from Digital Realty's 3.5-hectare data center campus on Templar Road in Erskine Park.

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Digital Realty has been a long-term strategic partner of Big Blue, and already operates data centers in Australia on behalf of IBM.

“We’re open for business in Sydney with IBM,” Patrick Murphy, Digital Realty global solutions sales director, said. “We’re continuing to grow with one of the top cloud service providers in a new market, and we’re going to continue to open up new and meaningful markets.”

Paul Hertzfelt, offering manager of IBM Cloud Direct Link, added: “Digital Realty is an important partner in the IBM Cloud ecosystem and we're glad to see our partnership expanding across APAC. With this new on-ramp Digital Realty can offer their customers reliable and secure access to the IBM Cloud via IBM Cloud Direct Link, giving them access to IBM’s suite of high value services like blockchain, AI, analytics and IoT.”

Digital Realty first arrived in Australia with the SYD10 data center at Erskine Park, 42 kilometers west of the city center, at the end of 2012.

A second data center in Deer Park, Melbourne, and a third at North Ryde, Sydney followed in 2013. It now operates five data centers in the country, with a sixth on the way.