It’s official – Metronode is the Best Data Centre Operator in Australia, according to the judges at the inaugural CommsDay Edison Awards, staged last night in Sydney. Metronode edged out the other two finalists NextDC and Equinix to take the top award, accepted by company CEO David Yuile. “We are thrilled with this Award; it […]
Learn about Metronode’s security posture. Matt Porter talks about the approach we take to protecting our customer’s business critical data. He also explores the multiple level security measures taken inside and out to safeguard information and access to our facilities.
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 […]
On the heels of a new deal earlier this month with the NSW Government for additional capacity in its Unanderra and Silverwater facilities, Metronode today announced a deal to supply up to 200kw to a Federal Government agency in its Mitchell ACT data centre. A key driver for the decision was the high-level security offered […]
As more and more companies make the shift from costly on-premise data storage to off-site data centres, the demands for flexibility, scalability, security and energy-efficient technologies will drive their decision making. While in relative terms, only 6-7% of the world’s workloads are in the cloud today, that figure is expected to increase to more than […]
The new year has started with a bang for Australia’s leading data centre company, Metronode, with the announcement today that the NSW Government will considerably expand its capacity in two of its facilities in 2017. Managing Director Josh Griggs said Metronode had signed to provide additional data halls for the GovDC program at its Silverwater and […]
Metronode was the first company in Australia to achieve Uptime Institute Constructed Facility in Australia and, currently, is the only Uptime Institute Operational Sustainability provider in Australia. It is also the only data centre company to have achieved a NABERS 4.5 data centre rating for three of its facilities. So why does this matter to […]
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan completes full acquisition of Australia’s leading data centre provider, Metronode
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) today announced it had completed the acquisition of an additional 29% stake in Metronode from CIMIC Group Limited, giving OTPP full ownership of the market-leading data centre provider. Metronode CEO David Yuile welcomed the finalisation of the sale, stating that the company was well positioned to capture the strong market […]
Metronode started 2016 with a bang announcing that one of its data centres was the first Australian facility to achieve a NABERS 4.5-star rating. And in a significant end-of-year boost, two additional Metronode data centres have this week been awarded NABERS 4.5-star ratings. A first for Australia, the three Metronode NABERS 4.5-star rated facilities – […]
Metronode’s Managing Director, Josh Griggs, discusses the trends we’re seeing in the data centre market today – with more organisations seeing the business sense of moving from their captive data centres to world-class, purpose-built facilities. Given the digital and social revolutions, hyper-scale cloud and the need for greater connectivity, resilience and security, Metronode is [...]
Glenn Aspland, Senior Facility Manager for Metronode explains the Uptime Institute’s least-known (and least-achieved) certification category – and argues that it is, in the end, the most important. We’re often asked about the difference between ‘tiers’ in data centre ratings. Tier ratings are awarded by the world’s leading data centre certification authority, the Uptime Institute. [...]
While it was the case for just about every home, business, traffic light and shop in South Australia yesterday, for those businesses fortunate enough to have their data located at Metronode’s Adelaide data centre there was no interruption to their service.
The increased demand for data centre services in Australia, driven by trends such as uptake of cloud solutions and on-demand network services, has drawn a number of newcomers into the market.
Jonathan Buchanan discusses the shifts in demand Metronode is seeing for data centre services. Critical considerations include data sovereignty and the need to deliver global services locally for the best-possible customer experience. The new normal is the need for greater capacity, faster – which means data centre services providers must be ever more scalable and […]
Every CIO wants to optimise their organisation’s IT function; it’s embedded in their KPIs. ‘Keeping the lights on’ is another critical KPI – but in the race to digital transformation, it’s becoming ever harder to deliver the availability, resilience and scalability fast-moving enterprises need. Add in new demands for data security compliance and the increased […]
Managing Director Josh Griggs recounts the journey Metronode has taken with NSW Gov DC since 2012 The launch of the NSW Government’s GovDC Marketplace was an exciting landmark for all of us at Metronode. Since winning the tender to deliver data centre capacity in May 2012, we’ve worked closely with the Department of Finance […]
Senior Facilities Manager, Glenn Aspland, explains why Metronode was the first data centre provider in Asia Pacific to achieve Uptime Institute’s Tier III Gold Certificate for Operational Sustainability. He reveals why it’s so critical to reliable and consistent operations – reducing risk for Metronode’s customers. Extremely comprehensive, Uptime Institute’s Operational [...]
Energy efficiency is a key driver when choosing a facility to outsource data storage, according to a survey of 150 Australian IT corporate decision makers. The survey was conducted in August by an independent research firm Current Analysis for Australia’s leading data centre company, Metronode. The data also revealed that energy efficiency was slightly more […]
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 […]
Senior Engineer Anthony Pattison describes Metronode’s five-year journey to revolutionise data centre design for better energy efficiency. Other business-critical requirements included resilience and security. See how we’ve moved the goalposts in terms of sustainability, availability, uptime and scalability in our national network of 10 Australian data centres.
Here’s a little-known fact: in-house data centres are mostly inefficient, energy-hungry beasts. If you have one, there’s a good chance your energy bill is much higher than it needs to be. Not only that, your carbon footprint may not bear thinking about.
Our ability to create new data halls and whole new facilities when and where they’re needed is down to our adoption of innovative pre-fabricated modular and standardised data centre design. Watch how Metronode’s Shenton Park data centre facility was built in Perth, WA, from commencement of construction in October 2015 to launch in April 2016!
Energy efficiency is built into our new generation facilities, which is why they’re fundamentally different from traditional data centres in their design and technology. Michael Kalny, Metronode’s Head of Engineering talks about the three types of cooling and other measures we continually innovate to improve energy efficiency – enabling us to achieve low PUE and […]
By locating your business-critical ICT equipment in a Metronode facility, you not only keep risks at a minimum, you also keep your costs down by leaving it to the experts who invest in strong process and globally recognised certifications. And from an overall business standpoint, the peace of mind we give you empowers you to focus on your core strategies and, ultimately, [...]
Between March 2015 and September of the same year Metronode built a world-class Uptime Institute-certified Tier III data centre in Mitchell, ACT with a target PUE of 1.1 – from the ground up. On time and on budget, this speed and certainty are only possible using innovative pre-fabricated standardised modules: our way of ensuring we […]
Metronode’s Managing Director, Josh Griggs, explains just why our customers are choosing to place their critical ICT systems in our national network of 10 Australian data centres. Apart from world-class security and reliability (with 100% uptime since 2002), their adaptability and scalability have become increasingly important. The ability to increase capacity, compute density and [...]
In 2013 a significant statistic came to light revealing 90% of the data in the world had been created in the last two years. Three years on from that revelation, the growth of data has only continued and it’s estimated by 2020 the data created annually will reach 44 zettabytes or 44 trillion gigabytes. For enterprises, this ever-increasing data reality represents a significant [...]
Derek Paterson is Director, ICT Strategy Delivery/Data Centre Reform with the NSW Government’s Department of Financial Services & Innovation (DFSI). In this video he explains how DSFI partnered with Metronode to provide new data centre facilities for the migration of around 130 State Government agencies. Security, reliability and working as one were critical to NSW Government, [...]
The environment in which enterprises operate has undergone stark transformation in recent years and that’s forcing a change of strategy, especially for those organisations that want to remain at the forefront of their industries.
Metronode Achieves Highest NABERS Rating for Australian Data Centre Energy Efficiency Confirming its Market-Leading Position
Sydney February 2016 – Australia’s number one, carrier neutral data centre provider, Metronode, today announced it had achieved the top NABERS rating for data centre energy efficiency at its Silverwater facility, higher than any other data centre in the country Managing Director Josh Griggs said the Silverwater data centre had been awarded a 4.5 NABERS […]
Metronode Data Centres Become First in Asia Pacific to Gain Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification of Operational Sustainability
Metronode, Australia’s number one, carrier neutral data centre provider with 10 facilities in seven cities, has become the first data centre provider in the Asia Pacific region to be awarded Uptime Institute’s Tier III Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability for the Silverwater and Illawarra facilities. The company was also the first in Australia to achieve Uptime [...]