Energy-efficient technologies and high-level security key factors in Government decisions

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Metronode has had a great start to 2017 with the announcement of two major Government deals – one for additional capacity for the NSW Government in our Silverwater and Unanderra facilities and a Federal Government agency has also signed an agreement with our ACT data centre.

Metronode’s superior energy-efficient technologies and high-level security were key factors in both the NSW Government and Federal Government agency decisions.

Historically, energy-efficiency has not necessarily been a must-have when companies chose where to house their data off-site.

But that is changing with boards and C-Suite executives keen to not only improve their bottom line and reduce the cost of operational utilities but also demonstrate their “green” credentials.

When it comes to energy efficiency, it has also been difficult to understand what data centres are offering and if customers try to compare apples with apples, there has been a wide range of accreditations with little consistency in the market.

In 2016, the playing field changed completely with the introduction of NABERS data centre ratings.
NABERS is an Australian rating system, managed nationally by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage on behalf of Federal, state and territory governments, that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, an agency that most companies are familiar with in the context of office space.

Metronode is the only data centre provider in Australia with three of its facilities achieving a 4.5 NABERS data centre rating after a rigorous 12-month assessment process.

We were also the first provider in the South-East Asia region to have achieved Tier III Gold Certification for Operational Sustainability from the globally-respected Uptime Institute.

Both of these accreditations, plus Metronode’s high-level security, provide peace-of-mind and measured consistency when choosing a data centre.

If 2017 is the year your company decides to move its data off-site, compare apples with apples.

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