aCure continues with its data centre expansion

A new data centre will soon be added to Perth's CBD

aCure Technology has expanded its data centre capacity, with its third data centre to open in Perth’s CBD in August this year.

The multi-million dollar 5000 sqm facility will be the largest privately owned and operated data centre provider in Western Australia, according to the company, and will include 1000 sqm of DC space in phase one options.

“A CBD location has been specifically chosen for the DC3 build as that is what our clients are demanding. There is currently very limited data centre space in the Perth City Centre,” Grant Farrow, DC sales manager, said in a statement.

“Most of our data centre clients’ offices are based within the CBD and being able to hop on a CAT city bus and be there in five minutes means they will use the facilities as a primary data centre.”

One floor of the data centre will also cater for aCure employees for its head office and operations staff. Several aCure customers will move to the data centre, including Acurix's wifi division, and two of its major customers will anchor the centre. A total of 40 per cent of the centre's space is reserved.

The data centre will include a 24/7 network operations centre to monitor and manage the data centre’s facilities.

aCure’s three data centres will all be connected with dark fibre and provide tier two and tier three online storage to allow customers to leverage the facilities' remote storage and Cloud services. Disaster recovery will also be provided between the three centres.

aCure says its concept of a “boutique” data centre has resulted in a new facility being launched every two years and filled within 12 to 18 months. Farrow told Computerworld Australia it currently has plans to further expand its data centres, which could include traditional expansion plans when its facilities are 60 per cent full.

"If that is the case, we would look at expanding and building DC4 in another CBD location. This DC3 is a phased approach and the first 1000 sqm is phase one. We have the ability of expanding into this facility and taking additional space, which we intend to do," Farrow said.

aCure also plans to release new storage solutions based on tier three architecture in the next six months, including launching 1 Petabyte in its three data centres, expanding its virtualisation hosting and disaster recovery and expanding its Cloud offering.

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