Sungard datacentre will soon be opening the doors of its Adelaide 2 datacentre. The company has engaged local professional services company, MPH Architects, to develop concept plans for the construction of Adelaide 2 datacentre on existing vacant land.
A development application has been lodged with local council, Charles Sturt, for assessment. The datacentre is said to be a $50 million investment.
The Australian company that facility manages and operates a South Australian, Adelaide based datacentre said, in a statement, that the recent major upgrade and expansion of its Adelaide 1 facility saw around 200 people with specialist skills engaged over a three year period.
This has led to the development of the Adelaide 2 datacentre.
“Sungard is already positioned to be a local hub for Cloud and managed services to accommodate the co-location needs of enterprise, government, research and defence with the recent release of an additional 600 square metres of datacentre floor space in our Adelaide 1 facility,” Sungard CEO, Adrian Bogatez, said.
“With the rapid uptake of Cloud services and fast developing Internet of Things (IoT) market segments, we forecast that there will be exponential growth in the need for digital datacentres to accommodate unprecedented compute and data storage capabilities for the future.”
Adelaide 2 has been identified as a stand-alone facility of about 8000 square metres in total area, with around 1000 square metres of office space and conference facilities, secure storage and loading bay, together with a back-of-house technical infrastructure that supports raised floor datacentres.
Car parking will be expanded to accommodate the expected 200 personnel that will eventually be housed on site.
The company also said that consistent with its Adelaide 1 new data halls, the new Adelaide 2 facility will employ the latest technologies to gain energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact and offer robustness, reliability and security.
“Now that our recent expansion project and release of two new data halls is out to market, I want to keep the momentum going so that we are ready to meet the future demands of our ever-growing digital economy.
“This next stage of investment in our growth will create local jobs for South Australians, facilitate trade training opportunities through contractors, and utilise South Australian materials wherever possible. Adelaide 2 will be the largest greenfield datacentre construction project SA has seen to date, and positioned to support growth in local technology innovation in all markets,” Bogatez added.