Australian company that facility manages and operates Adelaide based datacentre, Sungard Data Centre, in partnership with Web hosting company, Hostworks, has completed the build of two new data halls at the Kidman Park facility in Adelaide, South Australia.
According to Sungard, the new data halls, totalling 600 square metres, takes the total datacentre space to 1750 square metres, making it South Australia's largest datacentre facility.
The $15 million major upgrade project included building, electrical, mechanical and fire systems improvements, increasing site power and additional technical floor space capacity, as well as enhancing reliability at the campus.
As a result of the upgrades, Sungard claimed, in a statement, that the facility is now the most modern in the state and houses some of Australia’s most important digital assets along with major international customers.
Among Sungard's major tenants operating in the facility are Hostworks and other national and international IT service providers that have based their SA operations at the facility since 2000.
Hostworks was heavily involved in all stages of planning, project management and implementation of the datacentre expansion. It supported the works and at the same time, took the opportunity to upgrade its own infrastructure.
"Sungard led the project with Hostworks supporting it with the full breath of our operations in Adelaide. Our own design and engineering staff were actively engaged in the project and worked together with all wider stakeholders,” Hostworks CEO, Will Berryman, said.
"We have ambitious plans to grow not only in South Australia but across the country as well as globally, and this upgrade is a critical step towards achieving our goals.”
Sungard sales and operations general manager, Garry Karklins, said the facility has adopted some of the latest environmental initiatives that will see a reduction in water consumption used in cooling processes and some of the latest power supply technologies to enable efficient use of power.
“The new data halls utilise free-air cooling when ambient conditions are within defined parameters, further improving the site’s energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact,” he added.