Canberra too small to contain Canberra Data Centre growth

Canberra too small to contain Canberra Data Centre growth

Sticking to Government customers, but looking to the future

The number of potential clients in Canberra is ‘running out’ for Canberra Data Centres, but the managing director is anticipating no slowdown in the facility’s growth projections.

Canberra Data Centres operates on a just-in-time mode where new pod datacentres are constructed and installed as required by client demand.

About half the physical floor space is currently taken by these pod datacentres. With one-and-a-half of the three store rooms remaining to be filled, Canberra Data Centres has plenty of room to service customers.

However, it already has 16 government customers, and Canberra Data Centres managing director, Greg Boorer, said that there was only a little business left in Canberra to ‘soak up', so the company was looking outside the ACT for future expansion.

“We see opportunity in expansion to other markets, in that we provide neutrality from a telco and vendor perspective, and some customers have been hamstrung in the past to a degree with a reliance on one stop shops,” Boorer said.

However, Canberra Data Centres will continue to service government customers exclusively.

Although relatively difficult to gain traction with, government agencies are the kind of blue chip customers that are attractive to datacentres.

Boorer said the company did not wish to potentially compromise this approach by also taking on commercial customers.

Matthew Sainsbury travelled to Canberra to tour Canberra Data Centres as a guest of APC, an important hardware partner to the datacentre.

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