NextDC Launches Micro Data Center in Perth

28 Aug 2019 by Technology

NEXTDC has announced the launch of its first edge data center. The microsite is located within the site of its under-development 20-megawatt P2 facility. It offers communications providers immediate access to NEXTDC's entire national ecosystem and the opportunity to deliver their services from P2 Perth.

“The new P2 microsite is an exciting and innovative piece of infrastructure for Perth, which partners are already signed up to colocate in and deliver their services from. P2 will become central Perth’s most important IT, cloud and connectivity infrastructure platforms and the P2 microsite is set to give it an incredible head start,” said Simon Cooper, Chief Operating Officer.

The P2 microsite is custom-built. The in-house Engineering and Design team of NEXTDC designed the facility. According to the company, the microsite acts as a fully autonomous interconnect and telco room. It directly connects to NEXTDC’s P1 Perth site, providing full access to the thriving NEXTDC connectivity ecosystem.

The micro data center will support Western Australian based connectivity providers, delivering immediate connectivity requirements into critical public cloud services such as AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure. It will also provide direct connectivity to metro, national and international links including the recently launched INDIGO submarine cable system, which directly links Australia’s east coast to Perth and to Singapore. The facility adheres to the same 100% uptime guarantee delivered across all NEXTDC facilities Australia-wide.  

“Enabling these rapid access connectivity hubs is an exciting new part of NEXTDC’s continuous development methodology supporting the development of our hyperscale data centers. This is another extraordinary milestone in NEXTDC’s journey, as we learn from our second-generation data center developments and the cloud landscape as it rapidly evolves. As a data center leader, we will continue to push the boundaries, constantly striving to find new and innovative solutions to help power, secure and connect our customers," added Cooper.

Superloop is the first P2 microsite customer.  Superloop will offer Singapore to Perth (4600km), and Perth to Sydney (4600km) INDIGO subsea cable network services directly from the P2 site. Besides P2, NEXTDC is constructing a third Sydney facility (S3) and a third Melbourne facility (M3).

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