Monday, 08 August 2011 17:24

Macquarie Telecom splurges $60m on new data centre


Construction of Macquarie Telecoms' new Sydney data centre is well underway with the $60 million facility now expected to open for business early next year, and with the company already in the hunt for tenants.

Macquarie Telecom's managing director, hosting, Aidan Tudehope, said today the company was now actively looking for anchor tenants for its new Intellicentre 2 which is being built in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde.

'Work is well under way on what we believe will be Australia's highest quality, state-of-the-art data centre - Intellicentre 2.

'Engineered with a focus on sustainability, security and full N+1 redundancy for all elements including power, water and data, this data centre marks a significant step forward in continuing to provide our customers with the best possible enterprise-grade data hosting and Cloud services.'

According to Tudehope, the Intellicentre 2 facility will complement Macquarie's existing CBD based data centre, Intellicentre 1, and it will 'alleviate any security, compliance, data residency and low latency concerns customers have about cloud services - particularly in today's climate, which is dominated by a growing number of security scares, locally and overseas.'

'The launch of Intellicentre 2 has been warmly welcomed by current and future Macquarie Telecom customers, and discussions have begun with several large potential co-location customers.'

Macquarie's investment in the new data centre is supported by the NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (DTIRIS), and the John Holland Group is managing the building and development of the facility.



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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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