Digital Sense has unveiled an 800sqm datacentre as the first stage of what it claims to be the world's largest datacentre complex in Brisbane.
Located in Kenmore the facility, which will eventually reach 10,000sqm, aims to be green by not using water in cooling. This will save 750 million litres annually -- an overall saving of 750,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Digital Sense co-director, Michael Tran, said the datacentre was a response to the need in Brisbane and Australia for large, high quality and high density datacentre space.
"It's a very significant investment, financed by private investors, but we expect it to run at an optimum capacity," he said.
The datacentre is expected to attract a range of government, finance, mining and health customers.
Data Centre City complex will use Netgear switching technology.
Netgear managing director, Ryan Parker, said it was the first push into the datacentre space for the vendor.
"It adds credibility to the message we're taking to market," Parker said. "Most people see us as a consumer and home office brand, but we do have a strong SMB and enterprise portfolio that is standards focused.
"Datacentres is an area we're providing a light touch to, but we're making a play at the education vertical, and looking to push into some others, such as mining, in the new year."