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Metronode data center to provide 200kw for Australian Federal Govt agency

31 Jan 17

Australian data center provider Metronode has snapped up a deal with a Federal Government agency to supply up to 200kw for its Mitchell ACT data center.

While the agency will not be named, one of the main reasons the agency chose Metronode is due to its high-level security in the Canberra data center, which includes ISO27001 certification.

The Canberra facility is also ‘the most energy-efficient data center in the ACT’, Metronode says.

Metronode has been busy snapping up deals with other federal governments in Australia, including the NSW Government. The company will increase capacity in its Unanderra and Silverwater facilities in NSW.

Metronode’s Canberra data center has also been working towards the Uptime Institute’s Gold certification for Operational Sustainability. 

The data center was built to achieve Uptime Institute certification for Design and Constructed Facility.

The company says it was the first data center provider in the region to achieve Uptime certification for Operational Sustainability in its SIlverwater NSW facility.   

Metronode is also working with NABERS to ensure 4.5 data center rating for energy efficiency. Its other centers in Silverwater, Unanderra and Melbourne have already achieved 4.5 ratings.

Last year the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan purchased a final 29% stake in Metronode from CIMIC Group Limited.

“The new structure ensures Metronode is well placed to move forward with its strategic plans to grow its business, capitalising on its market-leading data centre design and construction expertise,” said Metronode CEO David Yuile at the time.

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