Global Datacentre operator, Digital Realty, has invested up to $US68 million into its third Datacentre in Victoria.
The 8,000 square metre Connect@Scale facility will neighbour the company’s existing Deer Park Datacentre, establishing Digital Realty as the largest provider of Datacentre services across the state.
Digital Realty director for APAC, Omer Wilson, said whilst the company doesn't have a firm build-out date, it is going to be driven by internal approval and the way the company makes this decision is as soon as it reaches a tipping point.
He said the company is now consciously approaching that tipping point and the multi-tenant facility will use 5.7 megawatts.
Though the amount of tenants will be driven by occupant space, Wilson said it expects to have 5 or 6 different customers.
The company said the expansion will enable it to meet demand as momentum of local and international corporations adopting Cloud-based systems continues.
According to the Victorian government, the investment boosts the state’s reputation as a regional centre for data security and cyber-security excellence and will stimulate its digital economy.
Additionally, the construction of the Datacentre will create up to 450 construction jobs on top of 35 on-going full time roles.
“Sydney still takes a lot of the financial service customers, but Melbourne is very quickly standing on its own right as a Datacentre location,” Wilson said.
“Apart from the internal demand such as financial services within Australia, a lot of the South-East Asia and Chinese exporting is starting to hit Australia and we are starting to see more and more discussions with the large Chinese players who are looking for potential space in Australia and this is all driving us to make sure we have the space,” he continued.