HP reseller, Verb DC, has built a POD-based modular datacentre in North Wyong, NSW. It will employ 15 people and aims to generate $6 million.
According to a statement, the HP datacentre is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. Verb has also worked with Microsoft, Optus and Telstra to help construct the datacentre.
“The energy efficient data centre is fully operational and will service new and existing customers including local and national businesses, SMB, Enterprise and Government clients. It will house data and business applications, provide business continuity and disaster recovery services,” the statement said.
Verb DC received funding from the State and Regional Development Department as part of the Industry and Investment NSW’s Regional Business Employment Fund.
Verb DC claimed North Wyong was picked because of its ample access to fibre networks and energy supplies.
The 20ft POD has 50U rack space, 19-inch racks, a PUE rating of 1.25, 5000 hard drives and more than 1600 computer nodes. It is a specially built shipping container with industrial cooling that is designed to be moved if and when required.