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Artist impression of iSeek's new Brisbane data centre Artist impression of iSeek's new Brisbane data centre

Construction has commenced on iSeek’s third Brisbane data centre as part of the expansion of its operations in Queensland.

The Brisbane-based data centre operator says the expansion comes as a result of a significant increase in demand from both the corporate and government sectors, including The Queensland Government’s recent appointment of iseek to its information and communication technologies (ICT) supplier panel for the provision of Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS).

According to iSeek, a with the existing centre, the new facility will be among the most energy efficient in Australia, with a continued focus on operational efficiencies.

iSeek says the centre uses features such as the incorporation of a free air-cooling system (which can reduce cooling system energy consumption considerably) and LED lighting throughout.

The expansion comes on the back of iseek opening its category 5 rated North Queensland Regional Data Centre (NQRDC) in Townsville this month, building on the company’s 20-year history of providing data centre, cloud and communications services nationally to Australian corporate and government companies and international organisations.

Founder and managing director of iseek, Jason Gomersall says in addition to government requirements, more and more corporate groups are now seeking external data hosting.

“There is a definite trend where businesses are moving away from hosting themselves, and instead moving their data offsite to a facility like ours,” Gomersall said.

“This increased demand has been growing for some time. In response, we are expanding our Brisbane data centre.

“The new facility will be Uptime Tier 4 certified in its design and built adjacent to an existing iseek data centre, a previous winner of Queensland Development of the Year, which has been described as “the most architecturally significant and energy efficient data centre in Australia."

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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