Metronode Triples the Size of its Perth Data Centre to Cater for Client Demand
Australia’s number one Data Centre company, Metronode, has today committed to expanding its Shenton Park data centre in Perth to cope with increasing demand for its new generation facilities from the WA Government, large enterprise customers, systems integrators and national and global service providers.
Metronode, a carrier neutral data centre provider, has nine facilities in six cities and has just completed an expansion at its existing Illawarra data centre and will open a $34m data centre in the ACT in September.
CEO David Yuile believes there is increasing demand for quality, off-site, Australian-based, compute and data storage, particularly in the Government and Enterprise sectors.
“Metronode’s next generation data centres are answering the need for high density, low PUE facilities which are ideal for new generation IT infrastructure.
“The location and unique, future-proof design of Shenton Park is obviously meeting the stringent needs of our customers in WA and this has meant we needed to bring forward our expansion plans by about 12 months.
“We would anticipate the next phase of our data centre expansion at Shenton Park, which will triple the current size, will be completed early next year,” he said.
The company’s WA client list includes Perth-based Multi-National Services Provider, Empired, who established a strategic partnership with Metronode to deliver an Australia-wide outcome.
“Empired’s goal was to partner with an organisation that could provide a well-defined, standardised and internationally-accredited data centre capability, enabling us to facilitate ours and our clients’ business outcomes nationally,” Brett Gresele General Manager, Infrastructure Services, Empired said.
“Metronode’s state-of-the-art facility at Shenton Park gives us the reliability and flexibility to meet our customers’ current and future needs.”
With a track record of 12+ years of zero downtime, Tier III accreditation and ISO 27001:2013 certification, Metronode’s next generation facilities are Australia’s most energy efficient, significantly reducing the significantly cost of ownership.
The additional $20m commitment to expanding the Shenton Park facilities has increased the Nextgen Group’s financial infrastructure investment in Western Australia to $200m.
The existing data centre at Shenton Park, opened in December 2013, had a price tag of $30m and Nextgen has recently begun construction of its $150m North West undersea cable, connecting remote resources operations from Port Hedland to Darwin to ultra-speed, highly-reliable data services.
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Metronode is Australia’s number one carrier neutral colocation services provider operating secure, highly-reliable data centre facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Wollongong. A new data centre is currently being constructed in Canberra, scheduled to open in September. Metronode cloud-ready facilities raise the bar for energy efficiency and high-density capability making them ideally suited to today’s and tomorrow’s demand for private cloud services.