Strategic Directions has become the first Australian company to join the international Data Center Institute think tank, which is part of the global industry forum, AFCOM.
Strategic Directions managing director, Chris Goldstone, said the arrangement allowed it to have input into broader datacentre directions. The company can also participate in research and information gathering worldwide.
“We’ve been able to apply that knowledge to the work we’re doing in Australia,” he said.
Ten companies are part of the think tank globally. Strategic comes in at 11th spot.
Goldstone said the organisation was working on a datacentre - with Geodynamics - which ran on geo-thermal power.
“We’re also working with a couple of other organisations on datacentres interstate. One is the size of Polaris and several smaller facilities. We’re also doing a major datacentre refurbishment for a large organisation in Queensland,” he said.
The company also intends to hire more staff this year and will focus on people with design and project management skills.
“We also need people that can take business requirements and translate that into a technical outcome,” Goldstone said. “We’re still a small company but we have seen growth in the last 12 months.”
The company is behind the design of the recent $220 million Polaris datacentre stationed in Springfield, Queensland.