15 March 2018
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Datacom is set to deliver data centre services from AirTrunk’s new hyperscale facilities in Sydney and Melbourne.
The partnership will provide government and enterprise
customers with secure, direct access to multiple public cloud
service providers, and other hosting and colocation
"Datacom@AirTrunk is a game-changer for our offerings in
Australia, and a key part of our strategy," said Greg Davidson,
CEO of Datacom Group. "We are offering our customers access to
truly world-class, hyperscale facilities, built to the highest
specifications, and already home to some of the
world’s largest public cloud providers.
"For those customers that demand the absolute best,
state-of-the-art facilities to house their valuable data and
infrastructure assets, AirTrunk is unmatched in Australia. This
enables our customers to deliver the truly modern solutions
demanded in a world of rapid digital transformation."
The capital expenditure (capex) of hyperscale
operators totalled $22 billion in Q4 of 2017, according to data
from Synergy Research Group.
AirTrunk’s flagship facility at Huntingwood in
Western Sydney will be Australasia’s largest data
centre, covering 35,000m2 and providing 80+ megawatts (MW) of
IT load. The West Melbourne facility at Derrimut is the second
largest, at 23,000m2 and 50MW+. Both facilities are designed to
the highest certified standards in security, connectivity and
Robin Khuda, CEO and founder of AirTrunk, said: "AirTrunk is
pleased to welcome Datacom and its customers into our
state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney and Melbourne.
We’re dedicated to providing secure, efficient and
reliable homes for our customer’s data, along with
best-in-class fibre connectivity and utility
"Datacom will play an important role in the cloud ecosystem
that we’re building within our data centres. This
proximity to and direct connection with public cloud nodes will
have significant benefits for Datacom’s
Datacom will have its own dedicated and secured data halls
covering more than 1,300m2, and has the option to scale up and
expand its footprint over time. It will also offer a dedicated
team of specialist engineers on-site to provide managed
services in the data centre, said Tom Jacob, director of data
centres at Datacom Group.
"While the technological excellence of the facility is
impressive, it is the range of new data centre services that
will be exciting for Datacom’s clients: flexible
contract commitments, true usage-based billing and a wide
variety of customisable, and flexible hosting solutions,
including Datacom Cloud Services (DCS), based on-site," added
"Datacom@AirTrunk will also directly link into
Datacom’s National Network, interconnecting all
Datacom data centre assets across Australia and New Zealand.
This enables truly trans-Tasman infrastructure solutions for
any ANZ businesses, and directly connects into the major public
cloud providers’ local nodes. We welcome any new
customers who want to discuss how they can use this opportunity
to grow their business," he said.
Datacom customers will have access to Datacom@AirTrunk
services from 1 August 2018 (Sydney) and 1 April 2019