Metronode to expand Perth data centre

Metronode to expand Perth data centre

Plans include capability for sub-sea cables linking Australia to Asia

Metronode data centre

Metronode data centre

Metronode has announced plans to acquire additional land in Shenton Park, Perth to expand its footprint.

Metronode managing director, Josh Griggs, said the demand for Metronode’s services is increasing rapidly in all states.

Plans for the construction of additional data halls in Shenton Park are underway and include capability to land the sub-sea cables linking Australia’s west coast to Asia.

“Perth is the gateway to Asia and Metronode’s data centres in both Perth and the East Coast provide world-class, highly-secure facilities able to meet customers data storage, redundancy, business continuity and cloud storage requirements,” said Griggs.

The announcement comes just after the data centre operator revealed it would spend more than $150 million in infrastructure projects in 2017. Those projects include additional facilities being built in Melbourne, Sydney and Wollongong.

“Flexibility, security and agility is more important than ever to transform businesses and capacity is a distinct advantage because we provide our customers with certainty if they experience unforecasted demand,” Griggs said.

According to the company, the PUE (Power usage effectiveness) rating of Metronode’s next generation data centres is 30 per cent better than the industry average at around 1.3-1.4

Metronode has had a data centre in Wollongong for several years, with the NSW Government’s GovDC (Government Data Centre) as the major tenant.

“We have been trusted by the NSW Government to build and operate data centres since 2012, helping them to consolidate 130 data centres into two Metronode facilities and we look forward to further showcasing our services to more businesses in the West,” Griggs said.

Metronode operates 10 data centres in Australia with a single storey facility in Adelaide, a 860 square metres facility in Brisbane, one in Canberra, two in Melbourne, another two in Perth, two in Sydney and one in Wollongong.

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