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$AU60 million facility to open in 2012

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Macquarie Telecom has pushed back the original opening date of its new AU$60 million data centre.

The new data centre, called Intellicentre 2, was scheduled to be completed in late 2011 but is now slated for an early 2012 opening.

The development of the North Ryde-based data center has been supported by the New South Wales Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services division.

Macquarie Telecom anticipates that the facility will create up to 100 jobs over five years.

Once completed, it will have capacity to service 1,000+ racks in stage 1 of the build-out.

The carrier already operates a data centre in Sydney's CBD but has invested in the second centre to meet increasing demand for data hosting and managed enterprise cloud computing services.

The facility, situated on a two hectare site, will be accredited to global security standards to support the data management needs of both corporate and government customers.

The North Ryde site was chosen due to the diversity of telecommunications supply and power infrastructure needed for the development of a state-of-the-art, multi redundant data centre facility. The emerging North Ryde business tech precinct, which includes companies such as Optus, Kordia, Aristocrat, Foxtel, Ericsson and Avaya also offers proximity to Macquarie Telecom’s current and future customer base and compliments its existing Sydney CBD data centre.

Macquarie’s construction partner is the John Holland Group, while consultancy Hurleypalmerflatt will supply the data center’s diesel rotary uninterruptible power supply. ®

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