Story image

NEXTDC launches micro data centre in Perth

22 Aug 2019
Twitter
Facebook

Australian data-centre-as-a-service provider NEXTDC has launched its very first micro data centre in Perth central business district. 

The P2 micro data centre (microsite) will support Western Australia connectivity providers, delivering immediate connectivity requirements into critical public cloud services such as AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure. 

The microsite will also support metro, national and international links including the recently launched INDIGO submarine cable system which directly links Australia’s east coast to Perth and to Singapore.

Additionally, the facility will offer communications providers immediate access to NEXTDC’s national ecosystem and the opportunity to deliver their services from P2 Perth, NEXTDC’s new 20MW hyperscale data centre and Western Australia’s only Tier IV colocation facility.

Custom-built and engineered by NEXTDC’s inhouse Engineering and Design team, the P2 microsite was also custom-built by NEXTDC’s engineering and design team.

The P2 microsite acts as a fully autonomous interconnect and telco room.  It is also pre-fitted with racks (full and quarter) for telecommunications and connectivity service provider partners so that it may enable immediate access to critical services bolstering the WA economy.

P2 directly connects to NEXTDC’s P1 Perth site, providing full access to the thriving NEXTDC connectivity ecosystem. Furthermore, the unit is custom fitted into its own permanent location within the P2 hyperscale build, with fibre access infrastructure enabled to connect local WA partners to Perth’s metro fibre networks. 

NEXTDC chief operating officer Simon Cooper says rapid connectivity hubs are part of the company’s methodology that supports its hyperscale data centre development.

“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. As a data centre leader, we will continue to push the boundaries, constantly striving to find new and innovative solutions to help power, secure and connect our customers”.

Superloop is the microsite's first customer. It will offer Singapore to Perth (4600km), and Perth to Sydney (4600km) INDIGO subsea cable network services directly from the P2 site.

NEXTDC’s Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) and AXON elastic customer connectivity platform will also run alongside, 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.

“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,” concludes Cooper.

Story image
09 Sep
VMware's open pledge to help partners and customers make their mark
Technology is neither good nor bad, but it’s often how we shape it. Will technology shape the world we want to live in? Or will it create a world we’re afraid to live in?More
Story image
10 Sep
ON Semiconductor prepares for new era of IoT power over ethernet
ON Semiconductor is mobilising support for the new IEEE 802.3bt standard amongst its products and technologies, as it gets set for a new era of the internet of things (IoT).More
Story image
27 Aug
VMware & NVIDIA bolster GPU services for high-performance computing
NVIDIA and VMware are putting their collective forces behind improving GPU services to power intensive machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence workflows for VMware Cloud on AWS.More
Story image
13 Sep
IBM launches data privacy platform for hybrid multicloud environments
The IBM z15 will enable customers to manage who can access data via policy-based controls such as encryption, cloud-native deployment, instant recovery, and data-centric privacy controls.More
Story image
06 Sep
Western Digital unveils 20TB mechanical HDDs
Select customers will be able to sample Western Digital’s 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD and the 20TB Ultrastar DC HC650 SMR HDD, with full production expected to begin in the first half of 2020.More
Story image
03 Sep
NetFoundry and Technilium partner up to offer comms services to A/NZ
Together the companies will offer secure, on-demand, software defined cloud-native connectivity services to businesses. According to the companies, A/NZ businesses can utilise the solution to ‘embrace, migrate and execute’ cloud solutions.More