Fujitsu has taken the wrappers off its multi-million dollar Perth datacentre to target growing cloud opportunities in the Asian market.
The purpose-built tier 3 facility is housed in an 8000sqm complex that contains more than 3000sqm of Tier III, highly secure raised floor space; three main data halls suitable for cabinet and cage installations; and three smaller data halls to be customised for companies requiring dedicated private suites.
According to Fujitsu, users will save about 20 per cent on in-house operational data centre costs.
The datacentre is backed by sophisticated building control management systems that remotely monitor and adjust power settings throughout the complex. It incorporates biometric and other security technologies.
On top of this, it contains sophisticated metering capabilities to support client compliance with energy legislation.
The design features of the new complex incorporate a hybrid cooling system which allows Fujitsu to offer free cooling as an option for customers over about eight months of the year. This can potentially decrease the cooling load by up to 50 per cent.
The use of ultrasonic humidifiers also delivers further cost advantages as they require only 20 per cent of the energy of traditional units.
Fujitsu claims it will consume 30 per cent less energy than standard facilities and its cooling system saves up to 80 per cent in water use.
The integrator’s environmental accounting service provides a detailed breakdown on each client’s power and cooling consumption within the data centre, including conversion into greenhouse emission, to enable them to report their usage under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.
Bankwest is the first customer to use the facility and it will look at consolidating and migrating its critical systems into the datacentre during the next 12-18 months.
More Tier 3 datacentres are currently under construction in Western Sydney and Melbourne. This will further extend Fujitsu’s capabilities in the areas of energy efficiency, security, resilience, data integrity and return on investment.
Fujitsu has set a goal to save its customers more than a quarter of a million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2012 from its outsourced data centre operations.