In pictures: Metronode opens M2 data centre in Melbourne

Second Victorian facility covers 25,000 square metres

  • Close up of M2's storage racks.

  • Some of M2's cooling fans. The data centre's power efficient design was awarded Tier III accreditation from the Uptime Institute.

  • Leighton Contractors managing director, Craig Laslett, and Victoria Minister for Technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips, declare M2 open. Metronode is a subsidiary of Leighton Contractors.

  • A sunny day captures the exterior of the M2 data centre. According to Metronode, the Tier III facility has a power utilisation efficiency (PUE) of less than 1.2.

  • More than 3,000 equipment racks means M2 can support up to 12MW of IT load.

  • M2's cable bridge. The site is over 25,000 square metres in size.

  • Gas suppression tanks.

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