Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post) has selected datacentre provider, NextDC’s (ASX: NXT) M1 facility to house its new datacentre.
As per the agreement, NextDC will host Australia Post’s infrastructure at a starting configuration of more than 70 racks in a dedicated pod, managed by the OneDC datacentre-as-a-service platform.
NextDC launched its Melbourne datacentre, M1, in July 2012.
Located only 5km southwest of Melbourne CBD, M1 aims to offer corporate, government, technology and Cloud service providers with the opportunity to collocate their IT and telecommunications infrastructure.
“We are committed to enabling the Cloud computing revolution in Australia and the M1 facility is immediately attractive to organisations that deliver or consume Cloud computing services,” NextDC CEO, Craig Scroggie, said at the launch.
The company most recently swung to a net profit of about $4.7 million in the first half ending December 31 from a net loss of about $3.2 million, helped by the sale and lease back deal of certain datacentre property assets.
It also announced the preparation work for the construction of its energy efficient Perth datacentre, ‘P1’ in Malaga is currently ongoing and due to go live in the fourth quarter of the 2013 calendar year.