Pacnet racks up Sydney data centre capacity

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Pacnet racks up Sydney data centre capacity
Inside Pacnet's Sydney data centre.

Concurrent with Asian push.

Network backbone operator Pacnet has grown its Sydney tier III data centre, adding a further 350 racks and three megawatt of power capability to the co-location facility originally completed in 2011.

The $40 million Liverpool Street facility has a total of 1,295m2 floor space. Nigel Stitt, Pacnet's vice president and chief executive for Australia and New Zealand said it offered a high-availability environment for mission-critical equipment for organisations making a technology move to the cloud.

Stitt said the Liverpool Street data centre allowed customers to interlink with Pacnet's 27 other facilities in the region, including China.

Ahead of the Sydney infrastructure build, Pacnet has this year expanded its footprint in Asia with a tier III data centre at the Shuitu Hi-Tech Industrial Park in Chongqing, China, with 14,000m2 floor space supporting up to 2,000 high power density racks.

The company also announced plans to build a US$90 million tier data centre in Singapore, with 14,586m2 floor space and room for 1,500 high power density racks in March, and has also upgraded its 46,000 kilometre optical cable system in Asia to 100 gigabits per second.

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