In pictures: Metronode unveils Perth 2 data centre

Perth 2 will offer customers a power utilisation efficiency (PUE) of 1.17

  • Nextgen Group CEO Peter McGrath, Metronode general manager Malcolm Roe and Western Australian minister for mines and petroleum Bill Marmion tour Perth 2.

  • The facility is located in Shenton Park, five kilometres from Perth’s CBD, an ideal position for disaster recovery in the city.

  • Malcolm Roe said that the data centre uses free air cooling which is designed to "significantly reduce" electricity consumption by up to 90 per cent compared to traditional data centres.

  • Nextgen Group enterprise and government general manager Dean Tognella (left) with Bill Marmion and Peter McGrath.

  • The BladeRoom.

  • Town of Cambridge mayor Simon Wither (left) with Peter McGrath, City of Nedlands mayor Max Hipkins, Malcolm Roe and Bill Marmion.

  • Guests at the opening ceremony. IT services provider Empired has been confirmed as a tenant in Perth 2.

  • A closeup of the biometrics security reader.

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