Tuesday, 13 March 2018 – Datacom today announced that it will deliver data centre services from AirTrunk’s new hyperscale facilities in Sydney and Melbourne. This will provide government and enterprise customers with secure, direct access to multiple public cloud service providers, and other hosting and co-location services.
Greg Davidson, CEO, Datacom Group, said, “Datacom@AirTrunk is a game changer for our offerings in Australia, and a key part of our strategy. We are offering our customers access to truly world-class, hyperscale facilities, built to the highest specifications, and already home to some of the world’s largest public cloud providers.
“For those customers that demand the absolute best, state-of-the-art facilities to house their valuable data and infrastructure assets, AirTrunk is unmatched in Australia. This enables our customers to deliver the truly modern solutions demanded in a world of rapid digital transformation.”
AirTrunk’s flagship facility at Huntingwood in Western Sydney will be Australasia’s largest data centre, covering 35,000m2 and providing 80+ megawatts (MW) of IT load. The West Melbourne facility at Derrimut is the second largest, at 23,000m2 and 50MW+. Both facilities are designed to the highest certified standards in security, connectivity and availability.
Datacom will have its own dedicated and secured data halls covering more than 1,300m2, and has the option to scale up and expand its footprint over time.
Datacom will also offer a dedicated team of specialist engineers onsite to provide managed services in the data centre, said Tom Jacob, Director, Data Centres, Datacom Group.
“While the technological excellence of the facility is impressive, it is the range of new data centre services that will be exciting for Datacom’s clients: flexible contract commitments, true usage-based billing and a wide variety of customisable, and flexible hosting solutions, including Datacom Cloud Services (DCS), based on-site.
“Datacom@AirTrunk will also directly link into Datacom’s National Network, interconnecting all Datacom data centre assets across Australia and New Zealand. This enables truly trans-Tasman infrastructure solutions for any ANZ businesses, and directly connects into the major public cloud providers’ local nodes. We welcome any new customers who want to discuss how they can use this opportunity to grow their business,” he said.
Datacom customers will have access to Datacom@AirTrunk services from 1 August 2018 (Sydney) and 1 April 2019 (Melbourne).
Robin Khuda, CEO and Founder, AirTrunk, said, “AirTrunk is pleased to welcome Datacom and its customers into our state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney and Melbourne. We’re dedicated to providing secure, efficient and reliable homes for our customer’s data, along with best-in-class fibre connectivity and utility infrastructure.
“Datacom will play an important role in the cloud ecosystem that we’re building within our data centres. This proximity to and direct connection with public cloud nodes will have significant benefits for Datacom’s customers.”
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With over 5,200 people, and annual revenues of over $1.2 billion, Datacom is one of Australasia’s largest professional IT services companies. Datacom has extensive expertise in the operation of contact centres, data centres, the provision of IT services, software engineering and application management, as well as payroll and customer service design and operations. Founded in 1965 and operating across Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Americas, Datacom has a successful trading history of consistent growth and profitability from a track record of delivering innovative, cost effective digital and technology solutions. Datacom is committed to hiring, developing and promoting diverse talent. Our people are the best in their fields – smart, passionate, and dedicated to providing exceptional IT services to our customers. This makes for a rewarding and fast-paced work environment.
AirTrunk is a hyperscale data centre specialist creating a platform for cloud, content and large enterprise customers across the Asia-Pacific region. The company develops and operates data centre campuses with industry leading reliability, technology innovation and energy efficiency.
AirTrunk’s unique capabilities, designs and construction methodologies allow it to provide customers with a scalable and sustainable data centre solution at a significantly lower operating cost than other providers. AirTrunk is a private company that is well capitalised to fund its development of data centres across Asia Pacific.
For more information on AirTrunk, visit www.airtrunk.com