IT managed service provider, Harbour MSP, is developing a three-tier datacentre in Melbourne.
The site covers 1000sqm and will provide about 500 racks of space, which will range from 3kw racks to high-density 30kw racks containing in-row cooling. The datacentre is being built in conjunction with E3 Networks and Frontline Systems.
Commercial director, Andrew Hardy, said it had been operational in Sydney for the past seven years and wanted to open in Melbourne for the past three years, but there was no quality datacentre space.
“There’s about 60,000sqm of high-end datacentres in Sydney and there’s virtually nothing in Melbourne,” Hardy said. “We’ve been looking for a datacentre for a long time. We’ve grown our business quite significantly in the Global Switch [in Sydney] datacentre and we’ve got a lot of clients in Melbourne.”
Hardy said the datacentre will be operational in January 2011. The fit out could take up to seven months to complete.
Its primary customer target is mid-enterprise customers (up to 500 seats) and some of its clients include software, travel, logistics and law organisations.
“We’ll do everything from a simple rack co-location through to fully managed IT services deployment and everything in-between,” he said.
Harbour has also opened a datacentre in Singapore and is also looking at Shanghai.
“We’re quite steady in our growth,” he said. “Next financial year we’ll open in Shanghai. We have a partner there already where we are offering services through to our client base.”