Digital Realty launches first operational datacentre in Australia

Digital Realty's Erskine Park datacentre in Sydney is now up and running.

Digital Realty's Erskine Park, Sydney, datacentre is now up and running, making it the company's first operational datacentre in Australia.

Outside the Erskine Park facility. (Credit: Digital Realty)

The datacentre provider first bought the plot of land in Western Sydney mid-last year for just under AUD$11 million, with the goal of building two datacentres on it.

The first datacentre, which currently houses Digital Realty's first Sydney client, Rackspace , is now fully operational, according to a company spokesperson. Rackspace signed a 10-year agreement with Digital Realty in August.

Inside the Erskine Park facility. (Credit: Digital Realty)

"The opening of Digital Erskine Park is a key milestone for our growth in the Asia-Pacific region," Digital Realty CEO Michael Foust said in a statement.

The company already has a datacentre in Singapore, and also has two Melbourne-based datacentres in the works.

Digital Realty's 8020 square metre Australian datacentre contains two of its proprietary 1440 kW Turn-Key Flex modular pods, with two more to be installed soon. It runs Cisco networking gear, and uses free air cooling.

The company has yet to announce when it will begin work on its second datacentre in Erskine Park.