NEXTDC selects site for second Brisbane DC

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 18 May, 2016

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Data-centre-as-a-service provider NEXTDC has secured the site for its second Brisbane data centre, the $75 million B2 facility.

The B2 site is located on the CBD fringe in Fortitude Valley, close to a major electricity substation. Once complete, it will be used to deliver colocation space and connectivity to Brisbane’s business market.

The B2 will have an initial capacity of 1.5 MW worth of IT load at launch and around 6 MW at full fit-out. NEXTDC aims to complete construction by the second half of FY17.

“Our new Fortitude Valley location is within close proximity to Brisbane’s commercial centres and will allow us to address robust demand for a secure, powerful facility to host critical IT infrastructure and support a diverse ecosystem of carriers and cloud service providers,” NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie commented.

“We’re excited to be giving the opportunity for Australian and locally based companies to deliver a majority of the project, including the data centre’s prefabricated elements. We expect the initial construction phase will support up to 200 jobs on- and off-site, with another 100 supported deeper in the supply chain during the data centre’s lifetime.”

NEXTDC is also searching for a site in Victoria to develop a second Melbourne data centre, the M2.

Image courtesy of Yun Huang Yong under CC

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