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Nascent national data centre operator NextDC has secured a site for its Sydney hub with plans to open the centre in Q3 2012. The new "green" data centre will be located 12km north-west of Sydney CBD but the company says it is looking at opening an additional Sydney site in a strategic location due to customer demand.

NextDC, which listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in a $40m IPO, has outlined ambitious plans to construct data centres across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Auckland in a bid to "become the most recognised, connected and trusted data centre brand in Australia and New Zealand".

The Brisbane centre is set to go live in May, with Melbourne to follow in November.

The company, launched by Pipe Networks founder Bevan Slattery, claims that there is a lack of independent data centre providers servicing Australia, particularly outside of Sydney.

"The proposed Sydney facility will address increasing demand for neutral colocation data centre facility and play a key role in offering a national solution, which other neutral data centre providers are unable to offer," the company said.

However 2011 is already proving to be the year of the data centre, with a spate of investments in new facilities in recent months.

NextDC also announced that former Telstra exec and erstwhile telco investor Ted Pretty would join the board as executive deputy chairman. Pretty is returning to Australia from the Middle East following a stint at Gulf Finance House as CEO. ®

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