Sungard DC expands to become SA's largest


Tuesday, 18 August, 2015


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Sungard Data Centre, in partnership with Hostworks, has announced the completion of two new data halls at the Kidman Park facility in Adelaide, South Australia.

The new data halls, totalling 600 square metres, takes the total data centre space to 1750 square metres, making it South Australia’s largest data centre facility.

Among Sungard’s major tenants operating in the facility are Hostworks and other national and international IT service providers that have based their SA operations at the facility since 2000.

The $15 million major upgrade project included building, electrical, mechanical and fire systems improvements, increasing site power and additional technical floor space capacity, as well as enhancing reliability at the 6000 m2 campus.

Sungard said that as a result of the upgrades, the facility is now the most modern in the state and houses some of Australia’s most important digital assets along with major international customers.

The facility has adopted some of the latest environmental initiatives, which will see a dramatic reduction in water consumption used in cooling processes and some of the latest power supply technologies to enable efficient use of power.

“The new data halls utilise free-air cooling when ambient conditions are within defined parameters, further improving the site’s energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact,” said Sungard General Manager, Sales & Operations Garry Karklins.

“The complicated works carried out at the data centre required cohesive planning and meticulous execution between Sungard, Hostworks and the other major clients on-site, and is a credit to all,” said Hostworks CEO Will Berryman in a statement.

“The result is a highly robust facility to service the future demands of our global client base, allowing us to grow and consequently employ more local talent.”

Norman Disney & Young (NDY) was chosen to design and engineer technical specifications of the upgrade project, with an overall brief to incorporate innovative technologies that reduce environmental impact, significantly enhance energy efficiency and offer high degrees of automation for building management.

“This project was supported by NDY’s national Mission Critical practice, with our Adelaide office managing the many complexities of such a major upgrade whilst keeping the entire site running 24/7,” said NDY State Manager SA Dean Eislers.

“The levels of technical sophistication and innovation place the Kidman Park facility at the forefront of data centre services available.”

Image courtesy Sungard

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