Datacentre provider and Nextgen Group subsidiary, Metronode, is planning to spend $20 million to expand its Shenton Park data centre in Perth on the back of increasing demand from its customer base.
Metronode has nine facilities in six cities and has recently completed an expansion at its Illawarra (NSW) datacentre, and will also open a $34 million datacentre in the ACT in September.
Metronode CEO, David Yuile, said the increased demand for Australian-based, compute and data storage facilities has seen the company bring its expansion plans forward by about 12 months.
“We anticipate the next phase of our datacentre expansion in Shenton Park, which will triple the current size, will be completed early next year,” Yuile said.
Metronode’s Perth client list includes WA Government, large enterprise customers, system integrators, global and national service providers such as Empired.
The additional $20 million commitment to expanding the Shenton Park facilities has increased the Nextgen’s financial infrastructure investment in Western Australia to $200 million.
The Shenton Park datacentre opened its doors in December 2013 with $30 million price tag.
Nextgen has recently begun construction of its $150 million North West undersea cable, connecting remote resources operations from Port Hedland to Darwin to ultra-speed data services.