Fujitsu ramps up data centre investment

Two more facilties planned for Sydney, Melbourne

Data centre provider, Fujitsu, has outlined plans for two new data centres in Australia, as demand for its Cloud services has grown.

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Newly-appointed A/NZ chief executive, Mike Foster, told Computerworld Australia that the company was continuing its $100 million data centre investment in Australia and will be expanding existing capability in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.

At present, the company has 10 data centres in Australia, with two new data centres to be commissioned in Sydney and Melbourne this year.

"All of our data centres are and will be of ‘large’ scale," Foster said.

"We have the capacity to scale to approximately 30,000 square metres across all current centres in Australia."

He said all the data centres were wholly run by Fujitsu, and it would provide hosting arrangements in partnership with major customers including Toyota Australia and beverage manufacturer Frucor A/NZ.

Foster said investment was driven by the growth in a number of industries, including financial services, government and the resources sector.

In addition, he attributed the increased need for data centres to the demand for Cloud services, as well as the more traditional areas such as hosting.

In February, the vendor launched public and private Cloud offerings locally, which are based in the vendor's tier three data centres in Australia.

The offerings will be expanded this year to include software-as-a-service (SaaS) suite, which is contains messaging, customer relationship management (CRM) and unified technologies.

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