Datacom will spend $2 million on a 70-rack expansion of the Metro iX data centre in Perth after acquiring the facility from Perth iX for an amount "in excess of $10 million".Datacom's Western Australian managing director Basil Lenzo told iTnews that the company had acquired both the Metro iX asset - currently about 200 racks in size - and its client base of mostly co-location customers.The Perth iX holding company would retain control of its other data centre asset.Lenzo said the expansion area in Metro iX would be used to offer a "broad range" of managed services to customers. "We're looking at offering utility-based services," he said."We're also looking at the cloud in our future roadmaps, at infrastructure-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service", he said, although the exact offerings would depend on what customers wanted.He said there were no plans to change anything in the existing co-location space, which was mostly full.
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