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NEXTDC’s Canberra Data Centre (C1) is Live!

September 3, 2012 by  

Web Hosting Services – Board of NEXTDC Limited is pleased to announce that the Company’s highly secure data centre in Canberra (C1) is live and the first customers have moved in.

C1 is the third data centre within NEXTDC’s national portfolio to go live following its successful launch of its Brisbane data centre (B1) in October 2011, and the Melbourne data centre (M1) in July 2012.

C1 will provide much needed data centre capacity to various Government agencies and service providers in the nation’s capital that offer outsourcing and secure cloud-based services.

NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie said that C1 has been designed to very high standards to meet a range of physical security specifications. The facility incorporates complex and specialised engineering services, including two on-site substations with separate power feeds, to provide the highest levels of service and reliability.

Security at C1 is unparalleled, with the building having been originally constructed in close consultation with Australia’s main security and intelligence agency ASIO to meet the high standards of the Australian Tax Office for holding highly sensitive personal data. As a facility built by government, for government, C1 has now been revamped by NEXTDC using the latest technologies to power the cloud in Australia’s capital city.

As Australia transitions to a carbon-constrained economy, NEXTDC continues to focus on energy efficiency though technology innovation. The technical design of the C1 facility incorporates a range of energy-efficient measures including water-cooled chiller technology with variable speed compressors.

With planned future upgrades, C1 will adopt direct free air cooling for the upper level data halls and a range of other technologies to lower emissions and reach the target PUE of 1.4.

Customers using NEXTDC’s national data centre network will also benefit from M1’s solar array, the largest privately funded rooftop system in Australia, along with ONEDC’s real-time power monitoring and reporting capability to keep track of emissions.

Like its other data centres, C1 is creating a rapidly growing ecosystem through the rollout of NEXTDC’s national network of facilities. As part of that ecosystem, carriers delivering fibre services at C1 include Optus, Telstra, Vocus, NextGen Networks, PIPE Networks and AAPT.

Situated on a site of approximately 26,800m2, the 6,000m2 C1 data centre facility will provide approximately 2,000 m2 technical space, with 4 MW of ICT load once fully fitted out. C1 will also initially provide approximately 100 secure business continuity service desks to Government agencies and service providers.

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