Fujitsu Australia to expand West Sydney DC
Fujitsu Australia plans to grow its data centre footprint with the expansion of its Western Sydney data centre.
The first phase of the expansion, Western Sydney 2, will involve adding 4500 square metres of data centre space with 20 megawatts of available power capacity. The first of the new data halls is expected to open by March next year.
This will form part of a broader hyperscale expansion plan, with additional phases at the site set to add another 14,000 square metres of floor space and at least 50 megawatts of increased power capacity. This will take the total available capacity to 90 megawatts.
To meet Fujitsu’s sustainability footprint, the facility will be designed to target a power usage effectiveness ratio of 1.2. The company is Australia’s first technology company to have a fully NABERS-rated data centre portfolio across its six locations in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and WA.
According to Fujitsu Australia, the expansion will be supported by 1000 service and engineering specialists, with more than 1300 jobs supported throughout the construction process.
“Fujitsu is focused on meeting the specific design and scale requirements of hyperscale cloud providers as well as the wholesale market, whereby providers are looking for an infrastructure partner in this region,” Fujitsu head of data centre portfolio for Oceania James Venees said.
“Fujitsu is building on more than 20 years of data centre experience in Australia, and a strong heritage of providing high-quality data centre services to government and enterprise customers. This expansion will ensure that Fujitsu’s data centres have the required data hall capacity for continued growth in this region.”
Research firm GlobalData estimates that the Australian data centre services market will be worth $1.4 billion this year, growing to $1.9 billion by 2023. Head of APAC research Dustin Kehoe said economic trends will stimulate demand for these services.
“Longer-term data centre services are likely to boom as businesses consolidate office locations to address dramatic shifts in how work is being defined and carried out,” he said.
“There will be more remote working and many new ways employees will interact with automation, AI and other transformative tools commonly deployed from the cloud.”
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