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Fujitsu upgrades Western Sydney Data Centre in line with its Data Centre 2025 Roadmap

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  • Fujitsu invests further in the continuous improvement of its data centre capability as part of its Oceania Data Centre 2025 Roadmap
  • $12.2M investment in power infrastructure and internal capacity upgrades over six months
Sydney, July 29, 2015

Fujitsu today announced that it is investing $12.2 million in power infrastructure and internal capacity upgrades to its Western Sydney Data Centre (WSDC). The company signed an agreement with Connect Infrastructure last month, marking the start of a six month project that will significantly increase the capacity of the site allowing for future expansion and growth.

The Fujitsu Data Centre 2025 Roadmap, announced in May 2015, details the strategic direction for its seven data centres across Australia. It outlines how the company is to take advantage of rapidly evolving infrastructure technologies that maximise performance, reliability, data security and sustainability. This project is the second initiative from the Roadmap, with a $10 million upgrade of Fujitsu’s Malaga data centre in Perth to Tier IV certification announced in May.

The Fujitsu WSDC project has two components – a $7 million power infrastructure upgrade and a $5.2 million upgrade of internal infrastructure capacity. Two 33kV high voltage feeders will be installed, which will run in two separate underground routes approximately 3.5 km each from the Blacktown Endeavour Energy Transmission Station to the Data Centre and provide an additional 30MVA of power capacity to the site. Construction will commence in early August.

Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are seeing an ever increasing demand from our customers for enterprise-grade data centre facilities as they prepare for digital transformation and the evolving data needs of a hyper connected world. With our Data Centre Roadmap we have outlined a program of investment that will ensure that our capability stays ahead of our customers’ needs.

“The planning and design component of this project has been in place for approximately 12 months and we expect to see construction commencing shortly. The Project Team has had some interesting geographical challenges to address, including the need to underbore both the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway.”

The Fujitsu WSDC was commissioned in 2011 and secured a 4-star NABERS rating in December 2014. The Fujitsu Data Centre footprint in Australia comprises over 25,000 square metres of highly secure and fully redundant facilities in seven sites, including the Fujitsu WSDC.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.
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About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading Corporate News and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702).
For more information, please see: : fujitsu.com.au

Collin Duff-Tytler

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Date: 29 July, 2015
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Sydney