Digital Realty has officially opened the doors to its Erskine Park datacentre in Western Sydney. The facility was revealed last year to be the home of Rackspace's first Australian datacentre operation, which went live in August.
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell attended the launch event, planting a tree with Digital Reality Asia-Pacific president Kris Kumar.
On the roof of the Erskine Park datacentre.
Digital Realty estimates that around 250 jobs will be created by the opening of the datacentre. The company also recently bought an existing datacentre at Macquarie Park.
The 8,020-square metre facility contains four 1440kW Digital Realty Turn-Key Flex pods, a modular product to provide flexibility for customers to scale their capacity.
The built-in cooling infrastructure can support both hot and cold aisle cooling using external air. This is good for energy efficiency.
Barry O'Farrell speaking at the Erskine Park datacentre launch.
Kris Kumar speaking at the Erskine Park datacentre launch.