DCI Data Centers makes progress on South Australia facilities
DCI Data Centers has acquired land in Adelaide's Technology Park, Mawson Lake, where it will build a second TIER-Ready III, secure cloud edge data centre, ADL03.
The announcement coincided with construction starting Monday on the highly anticipated purpose-built data centre in Kidman Park, named ADL02.
ADL02 is described as a first of its kind for the state, with DCI investing A$70 million to provide mission-critical support to some of the state’s priority growth sectors, offering the highest levels of security so they can conduct business with certainty, using local infrastructure.
Malcolm Roe, DCI's CEO for Australia and New Zealand said South Australia’s “growth state” initiative is increasing the demand for the next generation of flexible, secure, and sustainable digital infrastructure for the State.
“DCI’s new data centre facilities support South Australia becoming a new digital infrastructure hub capable of retaining and attracting critical ICT loads.
“South Australia has been successful in attracting global defence, space, high-tech and creative industries. In fact, this state is home to the nation’s defence industrial complex - a world class precinct. Industries like Defence go hand in hand with digital infrastructure, which in turn makes this state a critical data centre region and supports a thriving digital infrastructure ecosystem,” Roe said.
Premier Steven Marshall congratulated DCI for its investment in the state saying it will support SA's economy and the creation of local jobs.
“South Australia currently has more people employed in the State than ever before and investment such as this from DCI is going to help us sustain and create even more jobs – particularly in the IT and Cyber space.
“Data centre investment attracts IT workloads to our state and complements our already thriving defence industry. We also know that more revenue and jobs are created with digital infrastructure investment. This investment will stop these jobs being exported interstate,” Marshall added.