Over the Wire acquires second Brisbane data centre

Melbourne IT’s WebCentral division confirmed as tenant

Brisbane-based telecommunications vendor Over the Wire has acquired a Tier III data centre in the city’s Fortitude Valley area to complement its existing Brisbane facility.

According to the company, the acquisition expands its data centre capacity by 120 racks. Melbourne IT’s Web and application hosting division WebCentral has signed a contract to be an anchor tenant in the new facility.

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Over the Wire director Michael Omeros said that the data centre is undergoing a refurbishment process to install new racks, power systems and additional cooling.

In addition, the data centre will house the telco’s secondary network point of presence (PoP) once the refurbishment is complete.

“It is anticipated that the facility will be connected via diverse fibre to the company’s Brisbane metropolitan core network before the end of January 2013,” he said in a statement.

Over The Wire director David Tisdall added that the data centre refurbishment should be completed by February 2013.

"The facility is 466 square metres and previously had a power usage effectiveness [PUE] of 2.5. We’re looking at a substantial improvement on that power efficiency rating once we’ve got all the new equipment installed in the coming weeks," he said.

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