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$80m for Macquarie data centre expansion in Sydney


By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 07 August, 2018


$80m for Macquarie data centre expansion in Sydney

Macquarie Telecom will outlay approximately $75–80 million to expand its existing Macquarie Park Intellicentre IC3 capacity to 43 MW.

The first phase of the expansion will see Intellicentre 3 (IC3) East’s capacity boosted from a total load of 10 to 26 MW, with a further 17 MW added through the build-out of Macquarie IC3 West in subsequent phases.

According to the company, the Macquarie Park Intellicentre campus is intended to meet the growing needs of global hyperscalers and clouds, and other enterprise and government customers.

“The investment will leverage not only the physical investment already on the site, but Macquarie’s 18-year track record of data centre experience, industry-leading customer service, carrier neutrality and commercial flexibility,” said David Tudehope, Macquarie Telecom Group CEO.

The first data hall in the new campus will achieve “practical completion” in late calendar 2019 with an opening day mechanical, electrical and plant (MEP) of 2.4 MW.

The new campus will be Tier III+ rated with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.28.

Certified by Uptime Institute and built to meet Australian Government physical security standards, ISO 27001:2013, it will support the delivery of credit card payment environments.

Macquarie intends to extend its ASD-certified Government cloud into the facility once it is completed.

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