Metronode building second Perth data centre

Facility will feature a 2.28MW capacity and free air cooling
Metronode general manager Malcolm Roe.

Metronode general manager Malcolm Roe.

Nextgen Group subsidiary Metronode, has begun construction of a second data centre in Perth which has a 2.28 megawatt (MW) capacity.

The facility is located at Shenton Park near the Perth central business district. It is expected to be complete by November 2013.

The location was selected for its proximity to local and international telecommunications capacity.

According to Metronode general manager Malcolm Roe, the facility is designed to reduce electricity consumption by 90 per cent compared to traditional data centres, providing real savings to tenants and a reduction in carbon emissions.

In addition, it will use direct free air-cooling and modular plant systems.

Once the facility is complete, Metronode will have a total of nine carrier neutral data centres in Australia with capacity to support 40MW of ICT load.

The Perth data centre was designed in line with the company’s Uptime Institute tier III certified facilities in Melbourne and Unanderra and Silverwater in New South Wales.

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