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NEXTDC has announce that Australia Post has chosen its M1 data centre in Melbourne) as the home for its new Melbourne data centre.

Under the arrangement NEXTDC will host Australia Post’s infrastructure with a starting configuration of more than 70 racks in a dedicated pod managed by the ONEDC Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) platform.

NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie said, “we are very excited to have been be selected by Australia Post as its data centre partner and welcome Australia Post to the NEXTDC ecosystem.” Scroggie is a former managing director of Symantec in Australia. NEXTDC was founded in 2010 by well-known IT entrepreneur Bevan Slattery. It is fast becoming one of Australia’s largest data centre operators.

The NEXTDC M1 data centre, in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Port Melbourne, was opened by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy in June 2012. It has since opened data centres in Brisbane (“B1”), Canberra (“C1”), and is building facilities in Sydney and Perth (you guessed it – “S1” and “P1”.)

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Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire and editor of sister publication CommsWire. He is also founder and Research Director of Connection Research, a market research and analysis firm specialising in the convergence of sustainable, digital and environmental technologies. He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.

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