NextDC and PCCW Global are collaborating to expand data center and cloud access for Australian customers.

The deal involves pairing PCCW's Console Connect Network-as-a-Service platform and NextDC's virtual interconnectivity platform, AXON.

A customer linking to one or the other will have access to either party's portfolio of connections.


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NextDC’s data centers consist of nine facilities across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Canberra, Australia. With the AXON platform, customers from PCCW will have access to more than 350 data centers in over 40 countries across Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Michael Glynn, VP of Digital Automated Innovation, PCCW Global, said: “Through the Console Connect ecosystem and our global network coverage, we will work with NextDC to bring Australian businesses closer to Asia and the rest of the world. Similarly, Console Connect users will enjoy seamless access across Australia by using the AXON platform.”

Console Connect offers pay-as-you-go pricing for on-demand bandwidth between Australia and Asian markets like Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.

David Dzienciol, chief customer and commercial officer at NextDC, added: “Teaming AXON with Console Connect’s Network-as-a-Service platform forms a powerful, globally available ecosystem that will deliver the reliable, secure, and easy-to-manage interconnectivity that businesses are increasingly relying on.”