Feeds

NEXTDC details rapid rollout

AGM told electricity shortages will challenge Oz cloud

High performance access to file storage

With its first 3,000 square meters now operational, Australian data centre startup NEXTDC says its rollout plans for 2012 and 2013 will see it generating revenue from the current financial year.

Citing research that shows data centre occupancy in A/NZ has doubled since 2004 (when many Australian data centres were still suffering the after-effects of the dotcom collapse), the company says that with most facilities hovering between 80 and 90 percent full, its plans for coverage in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Perth should match long-term demand.

The company expects to have add live capacity in Melbourne and Canberra in the first quarter of 2012, with construction in Sydney and Perth to commence in Q2 of 2012.

The company told its AGM that access to electricity is the most significant challenge facing Australian data centre operators. Queensland, South Australia, NSW and Victoria are all facing a power supply deficit, the company said, citing research from Deloitte for the Australian Energy Market Operator.

Part of its plan to protect its power supply is to pursue tri-generation plans, something which the company also says reduces greenhouse emissions by 70 percent compared to brown coal-fired electricity. This should also help buffer its operations against the federal government’s planned “carbon tax”.

The company told shareholders it now costs between $AU7 million and $AU9 million to deliver a megawatt of power to a data centre for IT loads, with NEXTDC’s build eventually to deliver 33 megawatts nationwide. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive
Rules 'interfering' measure to be 'invalid'
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?
Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.