ASG Group has shown off its new tier 3 $13 million datacentre and cloud computing facility located in Bentley Technology Park precinct, just outside of Perth CBD in Western Australia.
The high-availability, energy efficient facility will support the company’s cloud and managed service initiatives for customers.
ASG spent $10 million on building the facility and a further $3.6 million in developing the Cloud computing facility.
The free standing purpose built datacentre is ISO-27001 compliant, features two separate raised data halls totalling 550sqm, provides granular power consumption and is commissioned with building efficiency measures to achieve target PUE of 1.5.
It can also cater for a wide range of connectivity options with redundant paths into the facility, which boasts a fully integrated security system, biometrics access, options for caged area and dedicated onsite 24x7 NOC.
ASG stated it will be the first datacentre in Perth connected to the NBN.
ASG CEO, Geoff Lewis, said it saw it as a strategic asset for the company as it will be able to provide locally hosted solutions.
“We’ve won some good outsourcing contracts on the back of this datacentre already and those customers are moving into it,” Lewis said. “The security of the datacentre being locally hosted is a big differentiator.”
“We’re looking to grow more software-as-a-service and cloud solutions, but as far as we’re concerned they’re just the next generation of outsourcing because we’re talking to customers about providing all of the management, applications everything on a private cloud that is hosted and managed from our own datacentre.”
Lewis said it had already begun to experience good growth in its software-as-a-service and cloud solutions offerings to customers within the SAP and Oracle space.
Government, resources and corporate markets are hot targets for ASG.
“We’re looking to compete for more of those types of outsourcing customers,” Lewis said. “We’ve won some reasonable contracts there already and that will continue to grow.”