Connect opens Internet services centre

Internet and e-commerce provider Connect has launched a purpose-built Web hosting and data storage facility in Melbourne.

Part of the newly constructed $30 million AAPT Business and Technology Centre in Melbourne's Richmond, the Connect Internet Centre enables businesses Australia-wide to outsource the hosting, storing and management of their Web server and e-business applications.

Con Unerkov, Connect Internet Centre's general manager, said the construction of the facility is in response to an ever-increasing demand from businesses to decrease capital costs and increase the reliability and security of their Internet infrastructure.

"Our aim is to take advantage of the increasing global trend of corporates and Internet organisations to outsource their Web sites and Internet-related hardware to purpose-built, highly secure co-location facilities," Unerkov said.

The Connect Internet Centre will provide four main service offerings, comprising server co-location, caged co-location, vaults and managed server services.

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