Macquarie Telecom secures News Ltd as tenant for Intellicentre 2

Intellicentre 2 data centre due to open in first half of 2012

Macquarie Telecom has secured Australian newspaper publisher News Limited as a tenant for its ‘Intellicentre 2’ data centre in a “multi-million dollar” deal.

The Intellicentre 2, located in North Ryde and scheduled to open in the first half of 2012, will be hosting the publisher’s extra applications and data, as News Limited has already been a tenant in Macquarie Telecom’s Intellicentre 1 data centre in the Sydney CBD for more than five years.

Aside from being a pre-existing client, News Limited also chose to go with Intellicentre 2 due to its sustainable and resilient design.

“The reliability we have experienced from Macquarie Telecom over the past five years has helped us deliver the service our customers expect, and so it is a natural progression for us to take an anchor tenancy position at Intellicentre 2,” said David Cameron, News Limited director of IT operations, in a statement.

“It is a state of the art data centre that focuses on the areas that matter most to our business — security, reliability and sustainability.”

Intellicentre 2 has been designed to meet critical quality standards including ASIO T4 ‘Intruder Resistant’, Defence Signals Directorate Gateway certification, and Payment Card Industry certification.

Macquarie Telecom first announced plans to open the Intellicentre 2 in October 2010 in a $60 million investment to boost the company’s hosting business.

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