National Broadband Network wholesaler NBN Co has decided to locate its second national data centre at the Polaris building in Springfield, Queensland.
According to a company statement, the new data centre will extend the company’s footprint and presence as it ramps up to deliver a large scale and resilient network. It also hosts mission-critical ICT systems for government departments.
The deal represents another big customer win for the $220 million five-storey, earthquake-proof building which has tenants including NEC, Suncorp, Citec and HP.
The new facility will join NBN Co’s primary data centre in Ultimo, NSW, established after a three-year contract signed with wholesale data centre owner, Global Switch, in November 2010.
The data centre space developments follow news that the company is shifting closer in finalising an $11 billion infrastructure deal with Telstra. The telco’s shareholders will vote on a deal on 1 July, 2011.
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