APC and NextDC ink partnership deal for data centres

Thursday, 17 March, 2011

NextDC Limited  has entered into a Strategic Alliance Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with APC Australia, a division of Schneider Electric, a multi-billion dollar global company and leader in integrated critical power and cooling services.

Under this arrangement, both parties will collaborate in the joint marketing of NextDC data centres in Australia and internationally through targeted sales and marketing programs, case studies, reference stories and reference site visits to the NextDC facilities.

Additionally, NextDC will have access to the full range of Schneider Electric products and services as well as its extensive expertise in designing and developing world-class facilities in Australia and New Zealand.

“I am delighted to form this strategic alliance with Schneider Electric that will deliver significant technical design benefits but also substantial market awareness and recognition of NextDC brand not only in Australia, but at an international level.

"IDC’s recent data centre survey of over 300 of Australia’s top CIOs/IT managers confirmed APC as the most recognised and trusted brand in Australia capturing uncontestable vendor mindshare, and for good reason,” said  Bevan Slattery, CEO of NextDC Limited.

Commenting on this strategic alliance,  Gordon Makryllos, Managing Director of APC Australia and New Zealand said that he was delighted to form this alliance with NextDC and be part of what will be an exciting journey.

“As a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services servicing data centres, we are very rigorous in companies we form strategic relationship with. NextDC’s clear leadership and credibility in the Australian and New Zealand data centre market aligns with our strategic partnership mandate which I believe will be a rewarding and successful outcome for both organisations.

 "By establishing Schneider Electric’s customer demonstration centre at NextDC facilities, we can showcase our leading-edge products to customers in Australia’s leading data centre facilities. That’s a powerful partnership.

"NextDC will provide more options in the marketplace given the shortage of high-quality data centre space at the moment. NextDC has done its research thoroughly and knows that the demand is there," said Makyrllos.

Real estate for NextDC data centres has been purchased in Queensland and Melbourne.

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