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Macquarie Telecom's Intellicentre 2: pics

Construction has started on Macquarie Telecom's new $60 million datacentre in North Ryde.
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This centre, the company's second "Intellicentre", is slated to open in early 2012. Macquarie is now spruiking its space to tenants.

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Work was well underway, according to Aidan Tudehope, Macquarie Telecom managing director for Hosting.

"Engineered with a focus on sustainability, security and full N+1 redundancy for all elements, including power, water and data, this datacentre marks a significant step forward in continuing to provide our customers with the best possible enterprise-grade data hosting and cloud services," he said.

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Macquarie Telecom said that discussions have begun with several large potential co-location customers.

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"Intellicentre 2 ... will alleviate any security, compliance, data residency and low latency concerns customers have about cloud services — particularly in today's climate, which is dominated by a growing number of security scares, locally and overseas," Tudehope said.

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The building uses energy, cooling and management systems to drive down PUE (power usage effectiveness) ratings to world-class levels, according to Macquarie Telecom.

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The facility will be accredited to LEED (Gold) standards, ASIO T4 standards, Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) Gateway certification, Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS) certification and ISO27001 Security certification.

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The construction is being managed by John Holland Group.

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Around $10.8 million has been spent on the land and building purchase. A further $49.2 million was planned for mechanical, electrical, plant and equipment needs.

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The heart of the building.

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This is equipment as installed in the company's current Intellicentre, built almost a decade ago.

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The building plans.

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