Fujitsu nabs data centre in Exodus' wake

In a multimillion dollar purchase, Fujitsu Australia has snapped up a high-end Internet data centre, from Exodus Communications.

Erstwhile successful Internet application hosting company, Exodus was hit by the dotcom collapse and filed for Chapter 11 in the US last September, leaving behind a premium, 7000 square metre data centre in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde.

The acquisition of the facility, for an undisclosed sum in the multimillion dollar range, extends Fujitsu's data centre capability to include carrier-independent, high bandwidth Internet access with advanced capabilities within a secure, highly resilient environment.

Fujitsu Australia claims the purchase of the data centre should enhance its revenue from managed IT infrastructure, a market the company identifies as a major growth area.

Phil Kerrigan, Fujitsu Australia CEO, said: "The capital investment required to establish and maintain facilities such as this is beyond the scope of most businesses. Fujitsu's push to offer a managed solution gives customers access to world-class infrastructure with state-of-the-art security and data integrity, an approach that is attractive both to start-up companies and large enterprises seeking to leverage the Web to sell products and services online."

Fujitsu plans to introduce additional services such as storage-on-demand as part of its complete solution.

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