Hawaiian-based data services company Pihana Pacific has opened a 6000 square metre data centre in the Sydney suburb of Mascot.
The company plans the data centre to be carrier-neutral, being located 400 metres from the Southern Cross Cable Station. This means it can provide interconnections with any carrier network and can guarantee an abundance of carrier fibre. ISPs, ASPs and large enterprises that use the data centre will be able to choose their preferred carrier or build in redundancy with access to several carrier networks.
Doug Oates, general manager of Pihana Australia said Pihana will offer 99.999 per cent reliability via full redundancy, a UPS system and 24x7x365 access and support. Security features include atmosphere monitoring, laser fire sensors and biometric screening for access to data racks. The data centre is scheduled to open in June 2001.