Macquarie Data Centres completes major upgrades

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 14 June, 2023

Macquarie Data Centres completes major upgrades

Macquarie Data Centres has completed multimillion-dollar upgrades to its data centre campuses in both Sydney and Melbourne to improve the facilities’ capability, capacity and security.

The major upgrades were completed ahead of schedule in just six months with no outages or injuries sustained onsite. Upgrades include the addition of two further secure zones established to meet the requirements of the federal government’s Protective Security Policy Framework.

Meanwhile, the upgrades have increased rack capacity to help customers expand into using more data-intensive workloads in the cloud including artificial intelligence, according to Macquarie Data Centres Group Executive David Hirst. He said the upgrades will give both local and international customers the capacity they need to expand their Australian footprints.

“Capacity planning is one of the key issues organisations face when making data centre investments — whether they’ll have sufficient runway to scale for the data demands that will impact them over time,” he said.

“They need expert colocation partners that understand not just capacity, but the related security, compliance and sovereignty considerations. This investment is a testament to our ability to be that trusted partner.”

Macquarie Data Centres’ current customer base includes 42% of Commonwealth government agencies, as well as major hyperscalers and multinationals.

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