Had a good tour of the EQUNIX facility in Sydney today. Been to a few (EQUINIX Locations) around the world and yet again the structure, layout and operation procedures are identical to all.
The McDonalds of IDC’s?
I mean that in a good way. I can see why they offer such a compelling IDC choice for many companies. From being carrier neutral, easy cross connects, standardised security and operational procedures – heck even the free wifi is based on the same docket printing and login system.
While I give kudos to EQUINIX Sydney for providing a couch area with TV, ping pong, food and coffee. I must say that charging people for a cup of machine coffee is a little on the tight side. The showers are a nice touch – but LG DATACOM in Seoul still takes the cake as the best IDC that “Gets it” when it comes to poor nocturnal IT staff. They provide a mini hotel/dormitory area where you can also catch some sleep in private while that massive rsync finishes or your team works in shifts to complete work within the downtime window.