1 March 2016 – Datacenters.com
International datacentre owner and operator Global Switch, has started construction of the last two stages of its Sydney East datacentre following a pre-commitment made by a leading cloud provider. The datacentre has been built on Global Switch’s campus next to its existing Sydney West datacentre which is adjacent to the Sydney Central Business District
With early works already completed, stage 2 of the construction has already commenced and will be delivered in Q2 2017 to pre-commitment customers with remaining space coming onto the market progressively. On completion of the final stages of the A$300 million Sydney East development, Global Switch’s Sydney campus will span 73,000 m2 and 83 MVA of utility power capacity. With six telecommunication rooms and four diverse telecommunication entry points to the campus Global Switch Sydney’s customers also benefit from the richest carrier density in the country.
Stage 1 of Sydney East received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating and the same leading environmental design concepts and construction standards used in the first stage will be applied to the final two stages.
John Corcoran, Global Switch’s Executive Chairman and CEO said “With construction having commenced on the final stages of the Sydney East data centre, we look forward to providing further opportunities to new and existing customers to benefit from a network dense environment providing resilience and economies of scale. The Global Switch Sydney campus serves as a core node not just for Sydney and Australia but, in terms of connectivity and services, a key hub for the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.’’