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NEXTDC opens $1b+ next gen sovereign data centre in Sydney
Wed, 21st Sep 2022
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Australian data centre as a service provider has officially opened S3, its largest Sydney development to date. 

With a target capacity of 80MW, S3 is a next generation data centre which will support the company's growing community of more than 1,600 customers and more than 770 partners to further accelerate their digital journey through a secure and interconnected infrastructure ecosystem.

Located approximately 9km from Sydney’s CBD, the facility forms a key pillar of NEXTDC’s strategic vision, to create best-in-market infrastructure facilities with 100% uptime guarantees and nationwide connectivity to support the market’s strong demand for hybrid cloud services.

“S3 highlights NEXTDC’s world class design and innovation capabilities," says Craig Scroggie, chief executive officer and managing director at NEXTDC.

"This next generation facility has achieved Uptime Institute Tier IV design and construct certification and has been built to support our customers’ and partners’ need for data sovereignty, sustainability and best-in-class security," he says.

“S3 Sydney will enable our customers to accelerate their digital transformation and help to future proof their investment in digital infrastructure services.”

In addition, S3 Sydney will provide scale to meet future growth requirements for NEXTDC’s thriving ecosystem. It will interconnect securely to NEXTDC’s S1 and S2 facilities in Macquarie Park, as well as the company’s broader national digital infrastructure.

NEXTDC’s ecosystem includes the largest number of direct and secure public cloud platform access points.

“The past few years have shown there is a heightened need for flexible, scalable and integrated technology platforms to support the accelerated digital economy and our new ways of working," says Scroggie. 

"The key to digital transformation success is secure, ultra-low latency cloud connectivity backed by resilient and sustainable infrastructure that allows organisations to optimise their digital footprint."

Key technical specifications of S3 include Institute Tier IV certified for Design Documents and Constructed Facility, 20,000sqm of IT space as well as 1,500sqm mission critical operation space, gour interconnect rooms, 80MW of critical IT power

It is backed by NEXTDC’s 100% uptime guarantee, with private, secure, low latency connectivity to Microsoft, AWS, Google, Oracle and other leading public cloud platforms, and sustainability and environmental leadership with a target PUE (Power Usage Efficiency) of 1.2

NEXTDC is an ASX 100-listed technology company. It is recognised globally for the design, construction and operation of Australia’s only network of Uptime Institute certified Tier IV facilities, and the only data centre operator in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability. 

NEXTDC has a strong focus on sustainability and operational excellence through renewable energy sources and delivering operational efficiency. Its data centres have been engineered to deliver exceptional levels of efficiency and the industry’s lowest Total Cost of Operation through NABERS 5-star energy efficiency.

NEXTDC’s corporate operations and data centre solutions are certified carbon neutral under the Australian Federal Government’s Climate Active standard.