Macquarie Telecom to launch green data centre

Data centre is nearly twice as energy efficient as global average, according to the company

Macquarie Telecom has announced plans to open a $60 million data centre in Macquarie Park.

The power usage effectiveness rating of the Intellicentre 2 (IC2) is 1.3, which, according to the company, is nearly twice as energy efficient as the global average for data centres.

The Intellicentre 2 will be the first New South Wales data centre to have Tier III design certification from the Uptime Institute for 100 per cent uptime, including during maintenance, the company said. It also meets security standards, including Australian ASIO T4, DSD and global ISO27001 certification.

The IC2 campus is located in Macquarie Park, nearby Sydney’s business districts. It will serve clients around Australia including anchor tenant News Limited., the company said.

Macquarie Telecom managing director of hosting Aidan Tudehope said at a recent event in Sydney that the company views energy efficiency as a key competitive weapon. “It’s the greenest data centre that will win,” he said.

The data centre will launch the same month the carbon tax will come into effect, July 1.

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