Macquarie to Develop $60M Data Center in Sydney

by admin on October 25, 2010

Australia hosting provider Macquarie Telecom ( said Monday it has acquired 215,000 square meters of land and an existing building in North Ryde for $ 10.8 million, to accommodate its new data center.

The decision comes a year after the company improved its network of data centers in an effort to increase its scalability and ability to handle the faster network speeds of the new Australia’s national broadcasting network.

The ratio of area of the site allows the possibility of building the plant and raised floor of 215,000 square meters of housing to ensure the future capacity needs Macquarie Telecom.

The company decided to choose the site at North Ryde for the provision of telecommunications and diverse energy infrastructure that is essential for the development of multiple redundant data center.

The site is also located near the base of Macquarie Telecom’s current and future customers and complements its existing data center Sydney CBD.

“Our data center Sydney CBD remains the most authoritative data center in Australia and the same focus on operational excellence applies to our new data center in North Ryde,” says Aidan Tudehope, Managing Director of Macquarie Hosting. “This new facility will support both the needs of our corporate clients and government” in the future. ASIO T4 will be credited, Defence Signals Directorate standards, payment card industry standard and ISO 27001.

In addition to the purchase of 10.8 million U.S. dollars of land and construction, the company will invest another $ 49 million in the project of mechanical, electrical, and equipment needs.

$ 30 million of this investment will be in the next 12 months, replacing previous guidance of $ 15 million awarded for fiscal year 2011.

Titled Intellicentre 2, the new data center is scheduled to be completed in late 2011.

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