DCI Data Centers has secured 2.7ha in Darwin to build a secure, cloud edge data centre. The move by DCI has furthered Darwin’s status as the gateway into Asia. The centre design is similar to one that is already being used by DCI in Adelaide.
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from NT News 19.10.21
THE Territory’s status as the nation’s gateway to Asia and its growing reputation as a Defence economy has helped secure a significant data centre investment in Darwin.
DCI Data Centers has secured 2.7ha in Darwin to build a secure, cloud edge data centre to be called DRW01.
The investment closely follows the recent Darwin-Jakarta-Singapore cable announcement and the extension of the Terabit Territory into Asia.
“With the development of the highly secure high-speed Terabit Territory network, and the impending arrival of a series of international sub-sea telecommunications cables, Darwin is strengthening its position as Australia’s digital Territory and gateway to Asia,” DCI Data Centers CEO Malcolm Roe said.
DCI Data Centers has secured 2.7ha in Darwin to build a data centre to be called DRW01. Picture: Supplied
“We are very excited about this Darwin site as it is co-located with significant power infrastructure and has provision for large scale renewable energy assets to be developed alongside it.”
The 2.7ha site provides enough space to support up to 10MW of IT load and there is an option to expand the site to up to 5ha in the future.
Subject to development application approval, the DRW01 design is based on the secure cloud edge TIER-Ready III design that is already being used by DCI in Adelaide.
Mr Roe said the investment supports the expansion of DCI’s national footprint and the deployment of secure cloud edge facilities across Australia and New Zealand.
Data centres house, in high security facilities, telecommunications network and computing and storage resources that enable the delivery of shared applications and data-critical infrastructure to support the digital economy. The cloud lives in a data centre.