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.
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."