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Brisbane data centres survive Queensland floods

No power failures reported by operators.

Despite torrential rain flooding Brisbane as a result of ex-tropical Cyclone Oswald, data centre operators have escaped unscathed.

A NextDC (ASX:NXT) spokesperson said in a statement that its Brisbane facility B1 had not been impacted by the storm or floods and continued to operate normally.

“Should there be a need for Brisbane’s power supplier to turn off the mains supply to the city, B1 will automatically switch over to generator power and ensure the continuity of service of the facility.”

The spokesperson added that due to affected transport routes around Brisbane, travel to the facility was limited and deliveries should be rescheduled to later in the week.

Fujitsu Australia's data centre services general manager, Michael Gunton, said there had been no requirement to shut down power to its Brisbane facility.

“We are in constant communication with clients, however in this case there has been no need to inform them of any outages,” he said in a statement.

In related news, Optus has issued a statement indicating that the telco's mobile network is operational in "major population centres" in Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Telstra landline, mobile and broadband services are progressively being restored across Central and Northern Queensland and a damaged fibre optic cable at Colosseum is being repaired.

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