NBN Co chooses Global Switch for data centre

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NBN Co chooses Global Switch for data centre

Sydney facility to be network operator's IT hub.

Federal Government-funded telco NBN Co has chosen Sydney's Global Switch as its primary data centre in a three-year deal worth $3 million.

NBN Co said it chose the eight year old facility for its IT systems after a competitive tender process.

The company said Global Switch facility was "secure, environmentally friendly and well-run."

The facility is also in the same city as the telco's corporate office. NBN Co's network operations centre, however, is located in Melbourne.

NBN Co head of corporate services Kevin Brown said the company had struck a deal that would allow its data centre footprint to be "up-scaled" as the company grew.

He expected Global Switch to provide a "cost effective" hosting solution using NBN Co's IBM hardware.

NBN Co was yet to decide on where to host a secondary data centre.

The company's data centre strategy is being run by Neal O'Brian and Mike Huxley.

Other big winners from NBN Co's shopping list to date have included:

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