New World-Class Unanderra Facility Opens Its Doors for Business
Just six months after the shovels hit the ground for the first time, Australia’s Best Data Centre Operator*, Metronode, has today opened the doors for business on the second of its facilities in Unanderra.
Metronode built its first data centre in Wollongong five years ago, with the NSW Government a key client as it implemented its GovDC program, consolidating 160 data centres into two Metronode facilities at Unanderra and Silverwater Sydney.
High demand both from the NSW Government and the private sector has seen the company undertake a $150m construction program in 2017, with new data halls being built in Wollongong and Sydney as well as an 8MW expansion in Melbourne for a major international customer.
Metronode CEO David Yuile said his company was the fastest to build from start to finish of any other provider in Australia, a major advantage over competitors as it allowed clients to have certainty about scaling up according to demand.
“Again, at our Unanderra site, we have shown we can build our world-class facilities quicker than anyone else.
“Wollongong companies looking for local data storage now have the very best facilities close at hand.
“Every industry sector is undergoing digital transformation at a rapid pace and facilities such as Metronode’s Unanderra data centres are the factories of the future,” Mr Yuile said.
The new data centre, which has received Uptime Institute Tier III certification for Design and Constructed Facility, will provide co-location services for Illawarra enterprise and commercial customers as well as GovDC.
The new facility will also be assessed by the Government environmental ratings agency, NABERS, for a NABERS 4.5 data centre rating. Metronode is the only operator in Australia with four of its facilities with a NABERS 4.5 data centre rating – one of which is the existing Unanderra facility.
“Metronode has been trusted by the NSW Government to build and operate data centres since 2012. We look forward to welcoming local Illawarra businesses into our new Unanderra hall,” Mr Yuile said.
*Metronode was named as the Best Data Centre Operator at the 2017 CommsDay Edison Awards.
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Metronode has engineered Australia’s most adaptive data centre designs with 10 facilities operating
We design, build and operate the most secure and energy-efficient, low PUE facilities in the country,
providing our customers with high-density data centres to meet their needs, both now and in the
Recognised by NABERS for data centre energy efficiency with a 4.5 star rating in four of our facilities, we are also
the first Australian provider to have achieved Uptime Institute Tier III Gold Certification for
Since 2002, Metronode has helped enterprise, government and service providers connect, protect
and store their data in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and
In 2017, Metronode was named as the Best Data Centre Operator at the CommsDay Edison Awards.