Pacnet's expanded Sydney datacentre: Gallery

Pacnet's expanded Sydney datacentre: Gallery

Summary: Last week, ZDNet was invited on a tour of Pacnet's recently expanded Tier III Sydney CBD datacentre.

TOPICS: Data Centers, Cloud

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    Telecommunications services provider Pacnet last week held an event celebrating the expansion of its Sydney CBD datacentre and its partnership with services provider E-Bit Systems.

    Pacnet first launched the initially AU$40 million facility in February 2011 with 260 racks.

    It completed the expansion of the datacentre in June this year, adding 360 racks to support its cloud and co-location services as part of the company's strategy to grow its Asia-Pacific presence.

    "As the pulse of the Australian economy, Sydney is a key part of our expansion plans," Pacnet president of managed services Jim Fagan said at the time.

    The company now takes up three levels with its datacentre in the Liverpool Street, Sydney, building, which has been used to store datacentres since the 1970s.

    In March, Pacnet also announced plans to open an SG$90 million datacentre in Singapore. It has its headquarters in Singapore and Hong Kong, with offices also located in China, Australia, the US, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. It has 18 datacentre facilities in the world, including two in Australia, making its content delivery network (CDN) attractive to major web providers looking to deliver content in Australia.

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    Founded in 2000, E-Bit Systems is an IT management consultancy that provides enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence (BI), and systems integration solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Australia and New Zealand.

    Stressing reliability, availability, scalability, security, and resilience, Providence Solutions Australia, a division of E-Bit Systems, focuses on availability and continuous computing rather than recovery; emphasising preventing downtime over speeding up recovery time. The Sydney Pacnet datacentre is one such facility that it provides these services for.

    "Efficient storage, access, and delivery of digital data has become critical," said Nigel Stitt, Australia and New Zealand CEO of Pacnet. He said the partnership between E-Bit and Pacnet will provide customers with a one-stop shop for their datacentre needs.

    Pacnet's datacentre facility has dedicated hardware-as-a-service racks for the pay-as-you-go model of doing business as a more flexible solution.

Topics: Data Centers, Cloud

Corinne Reichert

About Corinne Reichert

Corinne is sub-editor across all CBS Interactive sites, and joined the company after completing her degrees in Communications and Law, and undertaking a string of internships in law and journalism. Corinne is also a journalist for ZDNet.

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