The company, a leading owner and operator of wholesale carrier neutral data centre space, is building the new facility – Sydney East - next to its existing West data centre, adjacent to the Sydney CBD.
The new 24,000 square metre data centre will have a power capacity of 32 MW. The adjacent West data centre is already the largest of its kind in Australia at 32 MW over 42,000 square metres.
Global Switch's Executive Chairman, John Corcoran, said early stage earth works had now been completed, and construction was beginning immediately on the first-stage of the new facility. He said the first stage, constituting about one third of the total project, would be completed by the first quarter of 2014.
“Australia is an extremely attractive investment destination given the growth in domestic demand for data centre capacity and also the geo-political benefits it offers to multinational companies.
“With the Asia-Pacific region at the centre of global growth, Australia is in a unique position as a safe and reliable location from which to service that market.”
Corcoran said Sydney East was the next investment in Global Switch’s one-billion pound plus expansion plan, which had commenced with an extension of its Singapore data centre in 2010 and the building of a second data centre on its Paris campus in 2012.