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NextDC to build 300MW data centre in Sydney

Written by Thu 5 Aug 2021

Australian data centre provider NextDC has announced plans to build a new data centre facility in Sydney, having purchased the land for the campus at $124 million AUD.

When completed, the data centre is expected to have 300MW total capacity.

The new NextDC facility, to be called S4, will provide additional services to hyperscale customers by creating a new availability zone in the Sydney metro area, as well as creating 500 new jobs to support the local economy. The company also expects that the new data centre will allow enterprise and government customers to scale critical infrastructure by adding to the total available capacity.

The 124,000 sqm site purchased last week is located in Horsley Park, 42 km west of the city; close to critical infrastructure including telecommunications and public utilities.

Craig Scroggie, NextDC CEO and MD, said that the new land was acquired in Sydney to support growth and demand in the NSW region. “The demand for premium quality data centre assets in digital gateway regions such as Sydney continues to reflect the growth trajectory of technology infrastructure over the next decade. NextDC looks forward to being able to offer our customers dual availability zone solutions across our existing S1 and S2 Macquarie Park and S3 Gore Hill metropolitan data centres as well as this new S4 hyperscale campus in Western Sydney.”

NextDC also recently announced that the M2 data centre, located in Melbourne, would support zero-latency data exchanges to Google Cloud. Connecting directly to the M2 facility instead of routing data through Sydney will help customers achieve a 10x minimum improvement in latency, according to the company.

NextDC CEO Craig Scroggie noted, “Google’s new Melbourne cloud region, and this enhanced level of local, native access to Google Cloud that we are able to offer gives our customers the major advantage of speed and as little as zero latency. This will enable businesses to maximise the value and performance they derive from their Hybrid / Multi-Cloud environments.”

Written by Thu 5 Aug 2021


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