TransACT has become the latest organisation to announce a new data centre with the official launch of a facility by ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope.
The new 1000 square metre data centre takes TransACT's total number of facilities to three, with the first opened in 2001.
“This significant increase to TransACT’s data centre hosting capacity ensures customers get the best of both worlds when they choose to host their critical business systems with TransACT, as well as bundling hosting with our high-speed IP network," TransACT CEO Ivan Slavich said in a statement.
The TransAct announcement is one of many data centre investments being made across the country. In December Australian Data Centres (ADC) said it will open up a 3000 square metre Tier 3 facility in Mitchell, Canberra, by the third quarter of 2010.
The new facility will comprise at least a $100 million investment with ADC targeting the Federal Government's whole of government data centre strategy.
In late September, five data centre providers were chosen to service Federal Government agencies while they develop whole-of-government strategies as part of the Gershon Review.
ADC's announcement followed news from Fujitsu that it will build a new data centre in Perth, Western Australia and also reports that Melbourne, Sydney and Wollongong could play host to new world-class data centres as part of investment plans by a joint venture group that includes the company behind the Polaris facility in Queensland.
Analyst firm, IDC, has described Australia has having some of the oldest data centres in the Asia Pacific region. It says this "is significant in that old data centres are more expensive to maintain, less reliable and often unable to cope with the demands placed on them by modern servers and storage".
For more information on the Australian Data Centre landscape head to the Computerworld Data Centre Directory.