Peter McGrath, Leighton Telecommunications' executive general manager, said the deal positioned Metronode as the NSW Government's primary data centre supplier and would also provide for the establishment of fibre-optic network infrastructure to support high capacity connectivity between the facilities.
Metronode's general manager, Malcolm Roe, said: "The innovative new data centres will utilise direct free air-cooling and modular plant systems to deliver world-leading power utilisation efficiency. On-site rainwater retention and harvesting and an intelligent site monitoring system will provide further environmental enhancements.
"With our new technology, the average annual 'Power Usage Effectiveness', or PUE has a target of 1.2 compared to traditional data centres that operate at PUEs of up to 2.4."
Roe added: "The NSW Government will be a key anchor client in the new data centres and when fully developed [they] will have capacity to offer services to corporate and government agencies in Sydney, Canberra and the Illawarra."
Metronode announced earlier this month that its new Victorian data centre had become only the second in Australia to be awarded tier III accreditation by the Uptime Institute.
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