NSW taps Metronode to expand DC capacity

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 12 January, 2017

NSW taps Metronode to expand DC capacity

The NSW government has engaged Metronode, the data centre operator that runs the two data centres used for the GovDC program, to significantly expand capacity in the Silverwater and Unanderra facilities.

Metronode has signed a deal to provide additional data halls for the GovDC program at the two facilities.

“Our priority is driving digital innovation to improve access to services for the citizens of NSW,” NSW Government Director for GovDC Derek Patterson said.

“We are pleased that this additional capacity will support more agencies and allow services to be added to the GovDC Marketplace, helping us to meet our objectives.”

Metronode Managing Director Josh Griggs said construction of the new data halls will commence early next year.

“Metronode has housed NSW Government data since the GovDC program began in 2012 at both facilities. We constructed another data hall in Unanderra in 2015 to provide additional capacity and we are now further expanding both facilities in 2017,” he said.

Griggs said the NSW Government initially selected Metronode’s Silverwater and Unanderra facilities due in large part to their 4.5 star NABERS energy rating.

“Energy efficiency is a key deliverable for the GovDC program, and our engineered technologies, along with our superior security systems, have more than satisfied the government’s requirements.”

Image courtesy Metronode.

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