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Metronode’s Perth DC to land subsea cable linking Asia

Metronode today announced its Shenton Park facility in Perth has been selected as the landing station for a major subsea cable, linking Singapore to Perth via Indonesia.

The data centre provider has also revealed it is in the final stages of negotiation to further expand the Shenton Park facilities with the addition of adjacent land at the site.

David Yuile Metronode CEO says the new subsea cable, to be completed in early 2019, was great news for the local WA economy and Australia, providing world-class access to South-East Asia.

“We are delighted the cable will land at Metronode’s Shenton Park data centre, which confirms its premier location in Perth and our decision to further expand facilities to accommodate the expected growth from cloud, Government and enterprise customers,” Yuile says.

“It will also provide an unparalleled opportunity for clients in Metronode’s facility to connect and do business with South-East Asia.”

In October, the Shenton Park facility received a NABERS 4.5-star data centre rating.

The acquisition of additional land at Shenton Park is in addition to a $150 million construction program being undertaken this year by Metronode.

The company has built and opened new facilities to cater for an 8MW hyperscale international customer at Derrimut, Melbourne and completed construction of a new data hall at Unanderra Wollongong.

It is also in the last stages of construction for new facilities on its Silverwater Sydney site.

Yuile adds, “The demand is growing for Metronode’s high-density, hyperscale, energy-efficient, highly-secure facilities and we can now build data centres faster than any other provider in Australia.

“This gives us a distinct market advantage because we can satisfy our customers’ requirements within months rather than years.”

Metronode was recently named as the best data centre operator for 2017 at the CommsDay Edison Awards ceremony.

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