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Swedish Manufacturer Teams Up with Australian Telco to Deliver 20 Data Centres

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Up to 20 new data centres are expected to crop up throughout Australia to offer colocation and network services in under-served areas thanks to a new partnership formed between an Australian telecommunications provider and a Swedish designer and manufacturer.

Flexenclosure, a manufacturer of prefabricated 

data

 centre buildings, will roll out the new facilities with the help of Melbourne-based telco Virtutel over three years. Through their subsidiary VirtuDC, Virtutel will deploy its first data centre in Albury, New South Wales, followed by more in regional cities 

across

 

Australia

“We selected 

Flexenclosure

 for their deep experience in deploying prefabricated 

data

 

centres

 in very challenging environments 

and

 their flexibility in making sure that the ultimate design was exactly what we wanted,” Virtutel managing director David Allen said.

“We are confident that 

Flexenclosure

 is the right 

partner

 for what is 

to

 be a significant rollout of IT infrastructure 

across

 

Australia

.”

Flexenclosure "eCentre"

 

prefabricated data centre buildings are custom-designed and have a project duration typically five times shorter than a brick and mortar facility. Future expansion will be possible both horizontally 

and

 vertically 

and

 they will have "dark site" functionality where required -- unmanned 

and

 remotely managed from a central network operations centre.

Flexenclosure

 will also be providing ongoing 

data

 centre support services 

to

 

Virtutel

.


Virtutel have planned to use the data centres as a new network

 

to

 host IT infrastructure at the 

edge

, thus lowering latency for existing applications 

and

 providing a platform for emerging technologies like

Internet Of Things (IoT) 

and

 autonomous vehicles.

Flexenclosure chief executive David King said the project will mark 

entry into a new continent, "further expanding our global footprint for their eCentre 

data

 

centres

."

“We are delighted 

to

 establish this strategic partnership with 

Virtutel

 

and

 excited 

to

 play a role in the execution of their vision for a new network of 

edge

 

data

 

centres

 in 

Australia."

Australia has seen a growing demand from companies to build data centres for various internal and external purposes, including

a new facility for 40 federal government agencies as well as the ACT government and

Digital Realty's under-construction centre for the SYD10 Erskine Park facility.

In central Virginia, in the US,

Facebook has also laid out plans for a new data centre; a 90,116 square metre facility to keep up with the growing demands of the website.



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