Telstra opens new datacentre to host VMware and Cisco

2000sqm datacentre will add more than 40 per cent to its capability

Telstra has opened a new 2000sqm datacentre in Clayton, Victoria, to host WMware Cloud's service, VCloud Air.

The 6MW datacentre will also be leveraged to host vendor Cisco's cloud offering as well as internal IT infrastructure to support Telstra's back office systems (Siebel etc).

The opening follows last week's vForum announcement it would host VMware's hybrid Cloud service as part of its growing Cloud strategy.

The datacentre will add more than 40 per cent to its datacentre capability and will consist of two 1000sqm data halls.

The Tier 3 facility has been designed to meet energy efficiency targets while providing the high levels of redundancy and security that are required to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s Cloud customers, according to a company statement.

It has the latest in free air cooling technologies allowing the facility to reduce cooling costs by up to 65 per cent per annum.

The datacentre also has high levels of physical security including 24/7 security staff on site and perimeter cameras both internally and externally.

In addition, Telstra can offer its customers biometric rack access upon request – this is in addition to a high level of network security.

The construction involved in excess of 550,000 man-hours worked, with a peak workforce of 180 people.

There were 6000 tonnes of concrete poured after a soil excavation of 25,000m3, creating a concrete slab of 12,000m2.