NextDC's Sydney datacentre at 27% capacity

NextDC's Sydney datacentre at 27% capacity

Summary: At the launch of NextDC's S1 Tier III Sydney datacentre last night, CEO Craig Scroggie confirmed uptake was already at 27 percent.


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    NextDC last night threw open the highly-secure doors on its brand new Tier III datacentre in Sydney's Macquarie Park in an event attended by hundreds in the IT industry, and launched by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

    Following the launch of the Brisbane and Melbourne datacentres in 2011, and 2012, respectively, NextDC last night opened its Sydney datacentre, a 5,600 square-metre facility that will have capacity for up to 2,800 racks.

    The company had already had 27 percent uptake even before opening the facility, with more than 50 companies signing up as foundation partners, CEO Craig Scroggie said, and the company had begun work on the next phase of construction at the facility.

    "S1 has had its construction schedule advanced to take advantage of the high level of demand and the next 25 percent of the facility is already under development," he said.

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    The facility has a multi-layered security identity system using fingerprint recognition and scales to weigh people entering and exiting the datacentre. There are also 135 security cameras installed across the site.

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    Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull cuts the ribbon on the facility with NextDC CEO Craig Scroggie and NextDC Chairman Ted Pretty

Topics: Data Centers, Australia


Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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