Datacentre provider, NextDC, has opened the doors to its 9600sqm Perth-based P1 datacentre located in Malaga.
Western Australia (WA) premier, Colin Barnett, launched the datacentre at an exclusive event attended by guests from the local technology, investment, and government sectors.
Construction of the enterprise-class colocation facility commenced in November 2012, making it the company’s fifth since B1 Brisbane went live in October 2011.
According to a statement from NextDC, the opening of P1 represents the completion of the company’s first stage of growth since commencing operations in 2010.
“The launch of P1 marks a significant milestone in the life of NextDC,” chief executive officer (CEO), Craig Scroggie, said. “It is the night we deliver on our promise to our shareholders, the market, the ICT sector, and the broader economy for a national network of datacentres.”
P1 is Uptime Institute Tier III-certified for design and construction. Once fully-fitted, it will provide 5.5 megawatts of IT load across 3000sqm of technical space with the ability to contain up to 1500 racks.
The facility will also features 2000sqm of office space, and two floors which can be leased by customers.