A decade ago, the management and maintenance of a company’s core infrastructure was largely ensuring it did what it was supposed to do – provide the backbone for the organisation’s IT systems. In 2017, core infrastructure has a much higher workload, called on to support constantly changing new technologies and frequently updated systems and processes. […]
There are just under 50,000 data centres in Australia, of which more than 100 are classed as large or enterprise sized. The projected growth is more than 12% per year, with a projected market worth of $2.055 billion by 2021. As their numbers grow, they are using an increasing amount of power. In 2013, it […]
The only thing that is certain in today’s world is constant change. Future proofing is an overused term but it does correctly describe how internal IT operations need to think about their business. And that is where the issues begin. How do you monitor and maintain existing services to a quality standard as well as […]
This in-depth Advisory Report from Current Analysis is based on research with Australian CIOs. It explains how emerging technology platforms and increased focus on security are changing the way data centres are being designed, built and maintained. Outlining the changing trends in data centre infrastructure, scaling and networking, it reveals: Why energy efficiency is firmly […]
Metronode was awarded the Data Centre Operator of the Year at the inaugural Edison Awards with CommsDay. Josh Griggs, Managing Director, Metronode discusses the 5 key trends evident in today’s data centre market. As one of the largest and most forward thinking providers in the Australian data centre industry, we are seeing five key trends: […]
Why is having skilled service delivery expertise vital to stress free, on time, on budget DC projects? Metronode’s Jonathan Buchanan talks us through the value of highly experienced people across all facets of the process. A data centre migration is very costly, very resource-intensive and very high risk. Metronode makes sure we engage the right […]
If you’re looking for a data centre neutral connectivity option, Metronode InfiniPort, powered by Intellipath, could be what you need. Lucas Lambous, Metronode’s Technical Sales Executive, explains the benefits to having such a portal in your armoury. InfiniPort, powered by Intellipath, is a flexible connectivity option. Like Cloud, InfiniPort offers customers the flexibility to [...]
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, [...]