CDC lands in Melbourne with 150MW of new capacity


CDC is planning to expand its data centre services into Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria.

The move will Boost its current pipeline by 150MW. CDC said it has more than AU$1 billion in active construction projects with CEO Greg Boorer adding: "This means that CDC’s combined operating and development capacity will exceed 700MW.”

Boorer continued: “Since its inception as a clean and green data centre business, CDC’s market leading position has been based on meeting client needs as they arise. In a market where announcements about data centre capacity investments are now commonplace but where projects rarely progress to anywhere near the stated capacity, CDC is distinguishing itself."

CDC is owned by Infratil, which recently took a stake in Kao Data. It provides services to several major public sector agencies and government divisions in Australia, including the Australian Securities and Investments Commissions (ASIC) – which ended its contract with Global Switch in favour of CDC – and The Department of Home Affairs.

It is the only large-scale provider to achieve ‘certified strategic’ accreditation by the Australian Government for all of its data centres, as opposed to having to retrofit small enclaves to achieve restricted certification.

Boorer continued: “Because we build our facilities with the highest security, availability and resilience standards in mind, customers can come to CDC knowing that every single one of our facilities are certified at the highest level.”

“We are looking forward to continuing to serve our customers into new geographies and we are excited about the significant demand for our Melbourne capacity.”