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NEXTDC opens next generation sovereign data centre

NEXTDC Limited (NEXTDC), a national data centre as a service provider, has officially opened S3, its largest Sydney development to date.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2022
NEXTDC opens next generation sovereign data centre
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With a target capacity of 80MW, S3 is a next generation data centre which will support the growing community of more than 1,600 customers and more than 770 partners to further accelerate their digital journey through a secure and interconnected infrastructure ecosystem.

Located approximately 9 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, the facility forms a key pillar of NEXTDC’s strategic vision, to create best-in-market infrastructure facilities with 100 per cent uptime guarantees and nationwide connectivity to support the market’s strong demand for hybrid cloud services.

According to NEXTDC chief executive officer and managing director Craig Scroggie, the S3 highlights NEXTDC’s world-class design and innovation capabilities.

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"This next generation facility has achieved Uptime Institute Tier IV design and construct certification and has been built to support our customers’ and partners’ need for data sovereignty, sustainability and best-in-class security.

"S3 Sydney will enable our customers to accelerate their digital transformation and help to future proof their investment in digital infrastructure services," Scroggie said.

In addition, S3 Sydney will provide scale to meet future growth requirements for NEXTDC’s thriving ecosystem, according to NEXTDC.

It will interconnect securely to NEXTDC’s S1 and S2 facilities in Macquarie Park, as well as the company’s broader national digital infrastructure.

Key technical specifications of S3 include:

  • Uptime Institute Tier IV certified for design documents and constructed facility;
  • ~20,000sqm of IT space;
  • ~1,500sqm mission critical operation space;
  • four interconnect rooms;
  • 80MW of critical IT power;
  • backed by NEXTDC’s 100 per cent uptime guarantee;
  • private, secure, low latency connectivity to Microsoft, AWS, Google, Oracle and other leading public cloud platforms; and
  • sustainability and environmental leadership with a target PUE (power usage efficiency) of 1.2.

NEXTDC’s ecosystem includes the largest number of direct and secure public cloud platform access points.

"The past few years have shown there is a heightened need for flexible, scalable and integrated technology platforms to support the accelerated digital economy and our new ways of working.

"The key to digital transformation success is secure, ultra-low latency cloud connectivity backed by resilient and sustainable infrastructure that allows organisations to optimise their digital footprint," Scroggie said.

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