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Inside ASG's Perth datacentre: photos

ASG Group has launched its $10.3 million datacentre and $3.6 million cloud computing facility in Perth today, which it claims will withstand a one in 100-year flood event.
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By Michael Lee, Journalist on
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ASG said that the free-standing datacentre is ISO-27001 compliant and strategically located to experience low traffic volumes. The building itself maintains a low profile, with no signage to give away what might be inside.

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Inside, it features two separate raised data halls totalling 550m2.

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The centre has been commissioned to achieve a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.5. PUE is defined as the ratio of power used by the centre to the power delivered to computing equipment.

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The centre has a fully integrated security system, biometrics access, options for caged areas and a dedicated on-site network operations centre.

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The centre has three 950KVA containerised generators in the event of a mains failure, supported by dual fuel tanks and a redundant pumping system that can provide 72 hours of non-stop operation. ASG also has contracts in place for priority refuelling.

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Two 1MVA transformers feed separate mains switch boards via 800KVA UPS and battery systems, one for each stream. In the event that a transformer fails, ASG has contracts in place with Western Power for priority replacement.

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The facility also has a monitored and logged building management system that watch over infrastructure components such as cooling equipment.

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Power to racks and cages are supplied under the floor in power cabling trays, while data is separated in overhead trays.

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A waterproof membrane also seals the entire datacentre from water ingress and the building's slab height provides the centre with protection against a one in 100-year flood threat.

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