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NEXTDC ships micro data centre from Sweden for WA customers

11 Feb 2019

Data-centre-as-a-service provider NEXTDC has formed a partnership with prefabricated data centre specialist Flexenclosure.

Having been constructed and fully tested at Flexenclosure’s manufacturing plant in Sweden, the company’s flagship ‘eCentre’ data centre solution was shipped to Western Australia for installation, comprehensive testing, and final commissioning.

The micro data centre is now fully operational on-site at NEXTDC’s new 20MW P2 Perth data centre project that is being built over the next 18 months - it has been rather aptly named ‘P2 microsite’.

Acting as a standalone facility for interconnection and telecommunications, the P2 microsite will provide Western Australia-based businesses with immediate connectivity to critical cloud services, metro, national and international links, in advance of the completion of NEXTDC’s hyperscale P2 facility in 2020.  At that point the microsite will be absorbed, becoming part of P2’s interconnect infrastructure.

“Deploying rapid access connectivity hubs is an exciting new approach to planning and building our hyperscale data centres,” says NEXTDC chief operating officer Simon Cooper.

“We have a passion for innovation and Flexenclosure shares the same values, making their eCentre an ideal solution for our P2 microsite and our WA customers who will now benefit from the immediate connectivity it will deliver.”

The P2 microsite has been designed and built to Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards and NEXTDC asserts it will champion its world-class infrastructure standards.

“The key to winning this order from NEXTDC was our ability to provide a proven world-class facility, extremely fast,” says Flexenclosure CEO David King.

“However, eCentre is not simply the solution of choice for facilities where rapid deployment is critical. Our ability to take end-to-end responsibility for a data centre’s design, manufacture, deployment and final commissioning allows our customers to focus on their core business without being distracted by infrastructure projects.”

Flexenclosure is a global company but the company has recently been making significant inroads into Asia Pacific following recent deals in Australia, the Philippines, Palau, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

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