Nextgen fits out data centres for high density

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Nextgen fits out data centres for high density
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Nextgen Networks is fitting out three co-location data centres nationwide to accept high-density customer environments of up to 24kW per rack.

The company has started taking orders for the high-density service in Melbourne and plans to expand it to facilities in Perth and Sydney.

Nextgen sells co-location space in Metronode data centres nationwide. Both firms are owned by Leighton Contractors.

"We have done a fair degree of fit out necessary to support this," Nextgen managing director Phil Sykes told iTnews.

"We've modularised it so it's quite cost effective and quick to do. We're now in a position where we're taking orders for people that have got high rack densities and high power densities per rack, and we're moving to cut [the first] customers over."

Sykes said the facilities are being structured to "cope with multiple 24kW racks".

"We'll get space efficiency as well as power efficiency," he said.

Although Nextgen's own requirements for compute power are increasing, Sykes said the decision to offer a high-density service was predominately driven by external customer requirements.

He expected a mix of new and existing co-location customers to take on the service.

Sykes said the product also included "in-rack monitoring and control" over power consumption.

Remote access is available through a web portal or iOS application. The capability appears to be similar to NextDC's planned OneDC service.

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