Metronode Selected to Land Major Subsea Cable at it’s Perth Data Centre
Metronode today announced its Shenton Park facility had been selected as the landing station for a major subsea cable, linking Singapore to Perth via Indonesia.
Australia’s Best Data Centre Provider* has also revealed it is in the final stages of negotiation to further expand the Shenton Park facilities with the addition of adjacent land at the site.
Metronode CEO David Yuile said the new subsea cable, to be completed in early 2019, was great news for the local WA economy and Australia, providing world-class access to South-East Asia.
“We are delighted the cable will land at Metronode’s Shenton Park data centre, which confirms its premier location in Perth and our decision to further expand facilities to accommodate the expected growth from cloud, Government and enterprise customers,” Mr Yuile said.
“It will also provide unparalleled opportunity for clients in Metronode’s facility to connect and do business with South-East Asia.”
In October, the Shenton Park facility received a NABERS 4.5-star data centre rating, bringing the total to four Metronode data centres awarded a NABERS 4.5 rating, the most of any Australian provider.
The acquisition of additional land at Shenton Park is in addition to a $150m construction program being undertaken this year by Metronode.
The company has built and opened new facilities to cater for an 8MW hyperscale international customer at Derrimut, Melbourne and completed construction of a new data hall at Unanderra Wollongong. It is also in the last stages of construction for new facilities on its Silverwater Sydney site.
“The demand is growing for Metronode’s high-density, hyperscale, energy-efficient, highly-secure facilities and we can now build data centres faster than any other provider in Australia,” Mr Yuile said.
“This gives us a distinct market advantage because we can satisfy our customers’ requirements within months rather than years.”
*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 across Australia. 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 future.
Recognised by NABERS for data centre energy efficiency with a 4.5 star rating in four of our facilities, we were also the first Australian provider to have achieved Uptime Institute Tier III Gold Certification for Operational Sustainability.
Since 2002, Metronode has helped enterprise, government and service providers connect, protect and store their data in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Wollongong. www.metronode.com.au.
In 2017, Metronode was named as the Best Data Centre Operator at the CommsDay Edison Awards.