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New Macquarie Telecom data centre on track

Macquarie Telecom has provided an update on the $60 million data centre being built in North Ryde, revealing construction is progressing well and the centre will be open to support the growing data management needs of businesses in early 2012.

The new data centre, Intellicentre 2, is being built in tandem with an investment secured with support from NSW Trade and Investment.

The centre will support the data management needs of businesses across a range of industries requiring high-availability and scalable hosting resources, including financial institutions, local, State and Federal Government, digital media, utilities and software companies.

When complete, Macquarie says Intellicentre 2 will be Australia’s highest quality, state-of-the-art data centre specifically engineered with a focus on sustainability, security, and full N+1 redundancy for all design elements such as power, water, mechanical plant and data networks.

The data centre will also utilise world leading energy, cooling and management technologies to drive down power consumption.

As well as the direct investment and jobs to be created by the new data centre, the availability of such facilities can result in attracting investment by major companies to NSW.

Macquarie Telecom says the North Ryde data centre will involve a company investment of over $60 million in land, mechanical, electrical, plant and equipment.

The company has an operating data centre in Sydney’s CBD, but is establishing this second centre to cater for continued growth in data hosting and managed enterprise cloud computing services.

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Lorna Brett

Lorna Brett

Lorna was Dynamic Business’ Social Web Editor in 2011/12. She’s a social media obsessed journalist, who has a passion for small business. Outside the 9 to 5, you’re likely to find her trawling the web for online bargains, perfecting her amateur photography skills or enjoying one too many cappucinos. You can follow her on <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/dynamicbusiness">Twitter @DynamicBusiness</a>

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