NEC evaluates redundancy shift to Polaris data centre

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NEC evaluates redundancy shift to Polaris data centre

NEC may shift its global data redundancy capability from Japan to the new Polaris data centre in Queensland.

The revelation follows last week’s visit to the centre by NEC global chairman, Hajime Sasaki.

“We’re currently looking at what is available to us in other jurisdictions [globally] in terms of where we can facilitate our data redundancy,” said Nigel Sellars, NEC state manager, Queensland.

“The fact that Springfield, Queensland, and Australia in general are very safe and really good locations in my opinion puts Polaris at the top of the pile.”

Sellars would not be drawn on further details of the internal assessment process; however iTNews understands the discussions are still at an embryonic stage.

NEC will house some 300 racks at Polaris when it is open for business early next year.

The company will initially employ 20 people at NEC’s new Springfield office, which is in the same business complex as Polaris.

However, it appears some of these staff will relocate from NEC’s existing state office. Sellars would not comment on how many staff would be new employees versus relocations.

“We’ve got the Polaris facilities as of January or February 2009,” said Sellars.

“We have staff commencing next week that will promote the population of those 300 racks and promoting our services, but physically we won’t be able to provide those services until early next year.”

The new office will include a local showroom where Springfield residents can ‘plug-and-play’ with NEC technologies.
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