Western Australia is set to become the home for NextDC’s first micro data centre in Perth that will be situated within its P2 hyper-scale facility while the main site is still under construction.
The microsite is slated to be NextDC’s first edge data centre and will host interconnection services. Once P2 is operational, communication providers will have access to NextDC’s entire national ecosystem and deliver their services from the 20MW hyperscale data centre that will be a Tier IV colocation facility from its first day of operation.
The microsite was custom-built and engineered by NextDC’s in-house engineering and design team and acts as a fully autonomous interconnect and telco room, pre-fitted with racks (full and quarter) for telecommunications and connectivity service provider partners.
Furthermore, the unit is custom fitted into its own permanent location within the P2 hyper-scale build, with fibre access infrastructure enabled to connect local WA partners to Perth’s metro fibre networks.
The microsite will provide support for WA based connectivity providers, delivering connectivity requirements into public cloud services such as AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure, as well as metro, national and international links including the recently launched Indigo submarine cable system.
“Enabling these rapid access connectivity hubs is an exciting new part of NextDC’s continuous development methodology supporting the development of our hyper-scale data centres,” NextDC COO Simon Cooper said. “This is another extraordinary milestone in NextDC’s journey, as we learn from our second-generation data centre developments and the cloud landscape as it rapidly evolves.”
NextDC already has its first customer onboard, being Superloop that will offer Singapore to Perth, and Perth to Sydney subsea cable networks services directly from the P2 sites.
Alongside that will be NextDC’s Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) and AXON elastic customer connectivity platform, enabling partners to take rack space in the P2 microsite and connect back into the full Perth ecosystem at P1 and NextDC’s national Cloud Centre marketplace, which counts more than 550 ICT service providers nationally.
“The new P2 microsite is an exciting and innovative piece of infrastructure for Perth, which partners are already signed up to colocate in and deliver their services from. P2 will become central Perth’s most important IT, cloud and connectivity infrastructure platforms and the P2 microsite is set to give it an incredible head start,” Cooper said.