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”.)