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DCI Data Centers to build $400m facility in Sydney

12 Jan 2021

DCI Data Centers has secured development approval for a new AU$400 million data centre in Sydney’s Eastern Creek, which will deliver 36 megawatts (MW) to the region.

The data centre, dubbed SYD02, is scheduled for service readiness in Q4 2022. It will be designed to meet secure public and private cloud demand, with Zone 3-5 ready designation, Tier III resilience and physical security capabilities in place.

According to the company, the SYD02 data centre is a purpose-built project, specifically designed for hyperscale cloud, content and managed service providers.

“The team are delighted to have secured this approval which will be a crucial part of our three-stage strategy for this key site,” says DCI chief executive officer Malcolm Roe.

“We are also very excited to be leading the industry in delivering new cooling technologies to significantly enhance our power utilisation effectiveness and minimise our impact on the environment”.

DCI selected the Eastern Creek site for its proximity to the city’s key data centre and connectivity hubs, which means the company can provide lower-latency and direct access to Sydney.

DCI also notes that its Australian investment will benefit the Australian economy through job creation in construction and operational management of the site.

In August 2020, the company also announced development approval for its second data centre in Adelaide. The Adelaide 2 data centre is scheduled for service readiness in Q4 2021 and is designed to provide services for defence, government, and secure cloud edge.

 In November 2020, DCI and Inner Range announced a technology partnership that enables Inner Range to fit out DCI’s data centres with security management solutions, and such as access control.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Inner Range for the supply of access control and security management systems for our data centres. DCI and Inner Range are setting a new benchmark for the continuous monitoring, access management and control to deliver an integrated multi-level security solution,” said Roe at the time.

“DCI will be implementing the full capabilities of the Integriti platform to deliver multi-site connectivity, system redundancy and secure customer access.”

DCI notes that its top priority is to protect infrastructure and assets belonging to defence, government, and service provider customers.

“Inner Range will continue to invest and innovate to build out integrated access control and management solutions with DCI Data Centers. We will provide the resources and technical support to design solutions to meet the needs of its customers across Asia Pacific,” commented Inner Range senior vice president Mark Cunnington, at the time of the announcement.

DCI Data Centers is wholly owned by Brookfield Asset Management.