IOT Data Centres (IOTDC), located in Australia, announced its new data center project in the Northern Territory. The company expects to position the new IOTDC data center as a central data and communications hub which connects the East and West Coasts, North into South East Asia.
A connection from Australia to South East Asia
According to the company, IOTDC’s new facility at the Northern Territory will have an expected total project value of $120m. Furthermore, IOTDC is working together with Vertiv, TotalSecure, Wolfe Systems, Mist a Juniper Systems Company, TPG and Intersector Capital to open the facility in early 2021 with subsequent phases to soon follow.
Steve Shelley, VP Integrated Modular Solutions at Vertiv, said,
“Data centers are the core foundation infrastructure needed for economic growth. Ultimately data is what runs the world and with major impact events like COVID-19, there is a natural acceleration in demand for data centre services as people try share or simply stay informed.
We’ve all seen the challenges network providers are having with the sudden demand increase in Internet traffic. We are always demanding more of the Internet and everything we do lives somewhere, data centres. It will be a really important infrastructure piece for Darwins recovery after COVID-19 dies down.”
The data center project based in Darwin is expected to open in early 2021. IOTDC will deliver the Tier 3 city integrated data facility in fully operational stages. In addition to better connectivity to both east and west coasts of Australia, the New IOTDC data center will enable the growth cycle of new jobs and positive economic development in an accelerated manner.
IOTDC talked about the new data center project, saying,
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“This is important to the Territory as globally the increased demand on the internet and data center services due to COVID-19 has created significant infrastructure challenges to businesses who are now dealing with the need to protect themselves from risk due to the newly introduced work from home strategies as well as major operators such as YouTube, Netflix and Facebook who have all seen unprecedented demand.”