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Construction begins on data infrastructure project

PM News
August 10, 2011

Construction has begun on the new Macquarie Telecom data centre at North Ryde in New South Wales, a $60 million project supported by the State Government department NSW Trade and Investment.

The centre provides crucial infrastructure to support the data management needs of firms that need high availability and scalable hosting resources. Financial institutions, local, State and Federal Government, digital media, utilities and software companies are an example of some of the organisations in different sectors set to benefit at the completion of the project.

The data centre is also being used as an incentive for major companies to establish themselves in NSW as part of the State Government’s objective of attracting global business for its knowledge-based economy.

Scheduled to open in early 2012, the Intellicentre 2 will create 50 jobs in its first year, up to almost 100 jobs within five years.

According to Macquarie Telecom, when complete, Intellicentre 2 will be Australia’s highest quality data centre specifically engineered with a focus on sustainability, security, and full N+1 redundancy for all design elements such as power, water, mechanical plant and data networks.

(Picture shows artist’s impression)

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