WA-based integrator, aCure Technology, has opened up a 140sqm data centre in Perth. Sales and marketing manager, Grant Farrow, said there was a shortage of flexible data centres in the state that offered 24/7 access.
"We have got a wireless network covering the Perth CBD that connects standard 802.x services and for that we need to host our core equipment and servers somewhere," he said. "We have been doing this but the problem was that if there is an outage, you need to have full 24/7 access."
Farrow said some of its customers with disaster recovery and business continuity requirements would benefit from the new facility.
"If we are managing the customer's network/links it actually makes it easier to extend their services and have offsite servers - whether it's application or email server hosting," he said.
The data centre also provides a co-location area that is set aside for third-party telcos that aCure offers interconnection to, he said.
"If a customer wants to host a rack, we have the space. There is the ability for them to either bring in their own rack or we can supply it, anywhere from a single unit through to multi-racks and caged areas if necessary."