Metronode signs 8MW data centre deal with major international customer

 In Media Release

Sydney 30 August 2016 – Australia’s leading data centre company, Metronode, today announced a deal with an undisclosed leading corporation for 8MW at its M2 Melbourne site, with future options to supply significantly more capacity.

The Customer cannot be named due to confidentiality obligations.

Group CEO David Yuile said Metronode had won the contract because of its best-in-market energy efficiency and high-power density capability.

“This is a very exciting contract for Metronode and confirms our long-term belief that we are the natural home for cloud providers who value the economic benefits of reduced energy consumption and the scalability we offer.

“We had to work very closely with the customer to meet their exact requirements and look forward to expanding our relationship,” he said.

Metronode leads the industry in data centre certifications, being the first in Australia to attain Uptime Institute Tier III Construct certifications and the first in the Asia Pacific region to achieve Tier III Gold Operational Sustainability.

In February, Metronode was the first data centre company to be awarded a NABERS 4.5 star rating for its Silverwater facilities with the Illawarra and Melbourne data centres to follow.

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Metronode is Australia’s number one, data centre provider, with 10 facilities in seven cities. Powered by efficient, flexible colocation solutions, Metronode’s data centres have high density capacity – five of our data centres can accommodate up to 30kw per rack – to future proof your business requirements, ensuring you can innovate, perform and grow at lightning speed because how, where and who you trust to store and manage your data has never mattered more.

Our highly-accredited teams operate at the highest standards and will adapt to meet the needs of our customers and the ever changing-business landscape. Since 2002, Metronode has helped enterprise, government and service providers connect, protect and evolve across Australia, through our data centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Wollongong.  www.metronode.com.au.

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