Modular data centre operator and manufacturer Data Exchange Network has landed a $1.06 million contract with WA-based wireless communications system provider Radlink Communications.
Under the deal, Data Exchange Network will engineer and manufacture prefabricated modules that will be used as communications modules at a mining site in Queensland.
The project is expected to be completed by the customer’s January 2020 deadline. Radlink, which has offices in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Moranbah and Newcastle, services a large range of industries such as mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction and government sectors.
In a statement to shareholders, Data Exchange Network said the contract with Radlink demonstrates the demand for its DXN Module in response to the way technology transformation is taking place in areas such as mining sites.
“DXN continues to see a growing pipeline of opportunities in the edge infrastructure market, both domestically and in the Asia Pacific region, and is optimistic about the revenue this part of our business can generate,” the company told shareholders.
In April, Data Exchange Network named James Butler as its first channel boss, with the responsibility of developing the business' channel strategy.
Specifically, Butler is in charge of channel partners as well as wholesale and alliance partners for the modular data centre builder and operator's Data Centres business unit, which utilises the company's own pre-fabricated modular design architecture.
Wholesale partners are telecommunications carriers, internet services providers (ISPs), larger managed services providers (MSP), integrators and cloud providers.
Smaller managed service providers, IT companies, telco dealers and smaller niche cloud providers with multiple rack requirements also fall into the channel partner category.