Next DC will open its third data centre in Melbourne as part of its $2.25 billion expansion plans across the nation.
(AUS 2018) Funded by a range of equity and dept capital raising amounting to more than $600 million, Next DC has purchased new locations in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth to establish new data centres.
As Industry 4.0 changes the way companies operate, over the past year Next DC has increased its number of customers by 26 per cent, while its contracted utilisation of its data centre capacity jumped 28 percent to 40.2 megawatts.1
Next DC chief executive officer, Mr Craig Scroggie said
"We're seeing very strong growth in not only the cloud platforms, but strong acceleration of our connectivity platform, so that's companies building multi-clouds or hybrid clouds." 1
"We are incredibly excited by the breadth and depth of these new investments that will further support the exponential growth of the digital economy in Australia. Over time these new infrastructure developments are expected to be the largest of their kind in Australia. These important strategic investments will extend our world class operation of Tier IV data centres across the Australian landscape.” 2
Next DC already provides a total capacity of 55MW from its M1 and M2 sites in Melbourne, with M2 being the only data centre in Melbourne offering Uptime Institute (UTI) Tier IV Design and Construct Certification and 4.5 NABRES rating for data centre infrastructure. The planned M3 site in Port Melbourne will take this offering to a new level, offering 80KW of total IT capacity.
NEXTDC is an ASX200-listed technology company enabling business transformation through innovative data centre outsourcing solutions, connectivity services and infrastructure management software.
As Australia’s leading independent data centre operator with a nationwide network of Tier III and Tier IV facilities, NEXTDC provides enterprise-class colocation services to local and international organisations. With a focus on sustainability and renewable energy, we deliver our customers industry leading engineering solutions showcasing energy efficiency and NABERS 4.5 star certification.3