Power cut to NBN data host

The $220 million datacentre that will host data critical to the National Broadband Network lost power on Friday after a suspected switching error cut supply lines.

The $220 million datacentre that will host data critical to the National Broadband Network lost power on Friday after a suspected switching error cut supply lines.

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The Polaris redundant power generators being installed. (Credit: Paul Riley)

The state-of-the-art Polaris datacentre lost mains power for a number of hours and failed over to redundant supplies while electricity was restored to the affected module.

Mike Andrea, director of Strategic Directions which designed the Queensland-based datacentre, told ZDNet Australia that the cause of the failure is as yet unknown.

Managers are presently meeting with technicians to ascertain how power was cut.

Andrea said the datacentre's customers were unaffected.

The Polaris datacentre in Springfield, Queensland, houses enterprise organisations including Suncorp, NEC and Fujitsu, together with Queensland government departments and councils. It has 7000 square metres of raised floor space.

The National Broadband Network Company will shell out some $5 million over five years for the use of the Polaris datacentre.

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