Telstra ramps up data centre investment
- 04 December, 2012 11:46
Telstra has announced the next stage of its $800 million cloud services investment with new data centres set to go live in WA, SA and ACT in Q1 of 2013.
A new Victorian data centre will also be opened during 2014 in Clayton, Melbourne, complementing an existing facility in Melbourne. The telco also operates a centre in Sydney.
A Telstra spokesman said he could not provide details on the size of the data centres or estimated power usage effectiveness (PUE).
According to Telstra enterprise and government group managing director Paul Geason, the new infrastructure will provide hosting services for customers who rely on “latency sensitive applications” and other customers with data sovereignty requirements.
“By adding a further four data centres across the country, which are all fully integrated within our Next IP and Next G networks, our customers will have even more cloud-based options located in Australia and under Australian laws,” Geason said in a statement.
He added that the company’s data centre customers will be monitored “around the clock” by 140 staff based out of an Australian operations centre. Telstra also provides network security for customers’ cloud networks, data, applications and devices through its security operations centre.
Victorian data centre plans
According to Victorian government technology minister Gordon Rich-Phillips, more than $100 million will be invested by Telstra in the new Melbourne data centre creating 500 jobs during the construction phase in 2013.
“Once complete, the 2000 square metre facility will house Telstra’s future revenue generating platforms, such as enterprise cloud services, and showcase the latest data centre design and energy efficiency,” he said in a statement.
According to Rich-Phillips, many businesses in the state were looking to cloud computing to solve data challenges and this was creating demand for more facilities such as Telstra’s.
He added that over the past two years the Coalition government has helped facilitate more than $500 million worth of data centre investment in Victoria.
Follow Hamish Barwick on Twitter: @HamishBarwick
Join the CIO Australia group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.
- Telstra to build new Melbourne DC as part of Cloud services push
- Victorian data centre investment hits $500 million: Rich-Phillips
- Avoiding the data centre property trap
- Australian government agencies still reaching for the cloud: Ovum
- Twitter: @HamishBarwick
- Twitter: @ComputerworldAU
- LinkedIn: Computerworld Australia
Why IT projects really fail
The enlightened CIO’s guide to running projects
Why IT projects really fail
Queensland government to provide 200 services online by 2015
Call Centers Suffer From Big Data Overload
The New Disruption for Brands
The new frontier of mobile and social is a game changer, opening new channels in which consumers and brands can interact. This whitepaper details the results of a survey spanning consumers in the US, UK, Singapore and Australia, exploring their expectations of using mobile devices and social media to engage with brands. The results confirm that consumers live across various channels, and as part of their experience there is an expectation of consistency, value and individualised attention. Read more to learn who you’re talking to, what to say and where to say it.
Virtualisation and Cloud Computing: Optimised Power, Cooling and Management Maximises Benefits
IT virtualisation, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data centre physical infrastructure. The particular effects of virtualisation are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered. Download to learn more.
Deliver Enterprise Mobility with Security and Performance
Mobility and the consumerisation of IT pose key challenges for IT around scalability, security and application visibility. In this whitepaper, we look at complete, integrated and scalable solutions that deliver apps and data to any device with full security and a high-performance user experience. Learn more!