Friday, 20 August 2010 15:08

$6M data centre for Wyong

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Verb Data Centre has launched its new data centre in Wyong, NSW.


A new $A6 million data centre has been opened by Verb Data Centre (Verb DC) at the North Wyong Industrial Park. Wyong is on the NSW coast, approximately 100km north of Sydney by road.

The new data centre features modular high-density technology, and was deployed in partnership with HP. Other providers include Microsoft, Optus and Telstra. It will host data and business applications, plus business continuity and disaster recovery services.

Verb DC officials said the location was selected due to the availability of skilled staff, fibre optic connections, and power.

"Our vision is to drive towards the development of a Central Coast business park with a technology focus. We believe that the IT sector will play a key role in the future growth and development of the Central Coast region, as well as the State economy," said Verb DC director Damien Wilde.

Our investment in North Wyong will open the door for more businesses in the technology and innovation sector to take advantage of North Wyong's excellent infrastructure and location," he added.

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Wyong Shire Mayor Bob Graham welcomed the arrival of Verb DC, observing that "thousands of our residents are forced to commute to Sydney each day for work." He also expressed that concerned that the shire's youth unemployment rate of 42% is above the national average.

"We will continue to help provide our residents with employment opportunities at home so they can enjoy the wonderful quality of life the Central Coast has to offer, and work hard to ensure our youth have opportunities for employment," added Mr Graham.

Verb DC is backed by local property and investment firm The Henry Kendall Group, and received funding from the NSW government's Regional Business Employment Fund.

 


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