Australian telco Telstra has converted two of its own-use data centers into carrier-neutral colocation facilities.

The data centers, located at St. Leonards in Sydney and Clayton in Melbourne, are both 10MW facilities with 5,669 sqm (61,000 sq ft) and 6,208 sqm (66,800 sq ft) of space respectively. Both have a PUE of 1.61 and have renewable energy options available.

First reported by ZDNet, the two InfraCo facilities in Sydney and Melbourne were previously only used to host Telstra’s own equipment. While initially only available through Telstra Wholesale, the company said it could open up as many as seven other smaller data centers in the future

“Telstra InfraCo has now launched our Data Centre colo product and made available for the first time two data centers in Sydney and Melbourne that are carrier-neutral, providing greater flexibility for customers working with other carriers for their connectivity,” Telstra's InfraCo Exchanges & Infrastructure executive Rachel Johnson-Kelly said on LinkedIn.

“Our data centers provide highly secure, reliable, and flexible environments for network operators and service providers to connect out to their business locations, facilities, and other data center operators.”

Last November Telstra announced a restructuring into three units; fixed, tower, and services. Last month it sold a 49 percent stake in its tower business to a consortium including Future Fund, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, and Sunsuper for AU$2.8 billion (US$2.05 bn).

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