Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information on how we use and manage cookies please take a look at our privacy and cookie policies. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

sections

Amazon to open two Sydney data centers

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

Five months after announcing it had set up an ‘edge location’ in Sydney, Amazon Web Services will start running operations from two dedicated facilities in the city from tomorrow EST.

According to a report by Australian tech news site itnews, Amazon has established two data centers in Sydney to reach its Asia Pacific audience, the primary facility being in Equinix’s SYD3 data center.

The move allows customers operating in Amazon Web Services’ US, Brazil, Ireland, Tokyo and Singapore data centers to move to the new facility to be closer to target audiences within weeks.

The report said that already the Commonwealth Bank, Vodafone and Suncorp were rumoured to be looking at using the local offering

Back in June, Amazon used a blog post to announce it was setting up its 33rd edge site in Sydney for CloudFront, its web-based service for low-latency content delivery.

A year prior to that, Amazon had said it was “canvassing the market for data center facilities”.

Digital Realty opens data center doors at Erskine Park

Sydney has become one of the preferred locations for international data center operators establishing an Australian footprint in recent years.

Last week Digital realty opened its Digital Erskine Park facility on schedule, Phase 1 of which provides the wholesale colo player with an 8,020 sq m footprint in the country.

The data center campus, once complete, will cover 200,000 sq ft on a 3.48ha site that Digital Realty bought for about US$10.7m.

Digital Realty CEO Michal F Foust said the data center is a milestone for the company.

“This marks our first operational data center in Australia and the second one in the region for our company after Singapore,” Foust said.

Phase 1 is made up of two of Digital Realty’s Turn-Key Flex PODS, each providing 1,440kW. Another two will be added as part of Phase 1 as demand requires.

Digital Realty VP of Technology Adil Attlassy said the data center has been designed with energy efficiency in mind. Together the first two PODS have a power usage effectiveness of 1.25 in full economization mode.

“This figure can further be enhanced by the adoption of hot or cold-aisle containment,” Attlassy said.

The facility is already Uptime institute Tier III certified and LEED Gold and uses roof-top free-cooling air handling units with an N+1 configuration per POD

The PODS have their own built-in cooling infrastructure which can support hot- or cold-aisle cooling using outside air-free cooling in favourable conditions.

In August, Rackspace Hosting said it will be using the facility to set up its first data center in Australia.

Rackspace also has data centres in Dallas, Chicago, Virginia, London and Hong Kong.

It said its news data center in Sydney will go live late in 2012.

Related images

  • Amazon and Digital Realty are building out in Sydney

Have your say

Please view our terms and conditions before submitting your comment.

required
required
required
required
required
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

Webinars

  • Do Industry Standards Hold Back Data Centre Innovation?

    Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:00

    Upgrading legacy data centres to handle ever-increasing social media, mobile, big data and Cloud workloads requires significant investment. Yet over 70% of managers are being asked to deliver future-ready infrastructure with reduced budgets. But what if you could square the circle: optimise your centre’s design beyond industry standards by incorporating the latest innovations, while achieving a significant increase in efficiency and still maintaining the required availability?

  • The CFD Myth – Why There Are No Real-Time Computational Fluid Dynamics?

    Wed, 20 May 2015 14:00:00

    The rise of processing power and steady development of supercomputers have allowed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to grow out of all recognition. But how has this affected the Data Center market – particularly in respect to cooling systems? The ideal DCIM system offers CFD capability as part of its core solution (rather than as an external application), fed by real-time monitoring information to allow for continuous improvements and validation of your cooling strategy and air handling choices. Join DCIM expert Philippe Heim and leading heat transfer authority Remi Duquette for this free webinar, as they discuss: •Benefits of a single data model for asset management •Challenges of real-time monitoring •Some of the issues in CFD simulation, and possible solutions •How CFD can have a direct, positive impact on your bottom line Note: All attendees will have access to a free copy of the latest Siemens White Paper: "Using CFD for Optimal Thermal Management and Cooling Design in Data Centers".

  • Prioritising public sector data centre energy efficiency: approach and impacts

    Wed, 20 May 2015 11:30:00

    The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413 and is in the top 100 Universities in the world and is one of the leading research universities in the UK.

  • A pPUE approaching 1- Fact or Fiction?

    Tue, 5 May 2015 14:00:00

    Rittal’s presentation focuses on the biggest challenge facing data centre infrastructures: efficient cooling. The presentation outlines the latest technology for rack, row, and room cooling. The focus is on room cooling with rear door heat exchangers (RHx)

  • APAC - “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” – Managing Data Center Risk

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00

    Join this webinar to understand how to minimize the risk to your organization and learn more about Anixter’s unique approach.

More link