Datacentre builder NextDC (ASX:NXT) has added datacentres in Canberra and Perth to strengthen its cloud offerings.
The Canberra facility is an existing datacentre facility that NextDC acquired after it was previously occupied by a major Government agency.
Located about 6km northwest of Canberra, the facility’s access to major public infrastructure and telecommunications fibres made it an attractive acquisition to NextDC, as it will provide secure and reliable connectivity to both Government and cloud providers.
“The addition of the Canberra data centre brings us one step closer towards having national coverage, which is important to us as we want to provide corporate and government cloud providers with a national data centre capability,” NextDC CEO, Bevan Slattery, said.
“We’re going to work hard to utilise the centres such as the one in Perth to create a cloud aggregation point and a central ecosystem for all of customers in that city.”
NextDC will utilise the Canberra datacentre as a platform for service providers to offer cloud based services to Government agencies, such as the Australian Government putting together its own cloud framework by December 2011.
In addition to the Canberra facility, NextDC also completed the site acquisition to construct another facility in Perth.
Located in Malanga, 11 km northeast of Perth’s CBD, the site’s access to major public and telecommunications infrastructures made it a strategic choice.
NextDC will construct at the site a data centre featuring fully operational data halls with high density technical space, together with ancillary office and plant space in the second half of 2012.
The two sites will expand NextDC’s national coverage to all major cloud computing markets in Australia, spanning Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Canberra.