Fujitsu expands Australian data centre footprint
- Fujitsu expands its Australian data centre capability.
- Western Sydney Phase 2 will add 4,500 square metres of technical area and 20 megawatts of new capacity.
- The expansion is part of a program to boost Fujitsu’s hyperscale capabilities in Australia.
- Fujitsu offers a sovereign data centre capability owned, operated and located under Australian jurisdiction.
The first phase of expansion, called Western Sydney 2, will involve the addition of 4,500 square metres of technical area with 20 megawatts of available power capacity, with the first of the new data halls operational by March 2021. This is part of a broader hyperscale expansion plan, with further phases at the Western Sydney data centre to add another 14,000 square metres and 50+ megawatts of increased power capacity, providing a combined total capacity of 90 megawatts at the Western Sydney data centre campus.
Dustin Kehoe, head of APAC research, GlobalData, said, “The data centre services market in Australia, covering areas such as space, power, connectivity, and cooling with value-added and managed services, will generate $1.4 billion in revenue for 2020, growing to $1.9 billion in 2023. The sudden rise of remote working is forcing businesses to move even more data offsite into the cloud and third-party data centre locations for business resiliency and continuity of operations.
“Longer-term data centre services are likely to boom as businesses consolidate office locations to address dramatic shifts in how work is being defined and carried out. There will be more remote working and many new ways employees will interact with automation, AI, and other transformative tools commonly deployed from the cloud.”
Fujitsu’s investment will deliver new levels of data centre resilience and control over their infrastructure for Fujitsu’s customers using dedicated halls.
James Veness, head of data centre portfolio, Oceania, Fujitsu, said, “Fujitsu is focused on meeting the specific design and scale requirements of hyperscale cloud providers as well as the wholesale market, whereby providers are looking for an infrastructure partner in this region. Fujitsu is building on more than 20 years of data centre experience in Australia, and a strong heritage of providing high quality data centre services to government and enterprise customers. This expansion will ensure that Fujitsu’s data centres have the required data hall capacity for continued growth in this region.”
The expanded Western Sydney data centre facilities will be supported by 1,000 service and engineering specialists, with more than 1,300 jobs supported through this construction process. Based on Fujitsu’s new standardised modular design, the Western Sydney data centre infrastructure design principles will also be aligned to future expansion at Fujitsu’s other data centre sites in Australia, offering customers greater flexibility in terms of increased density, scale and speed of deployment.
In accordance with Fujitsu’s long-term sustainability commitment, the new Western Sydney data centre facilities will promote energy efficiency, with a market-leading power usage effectiveness ratio of 1.2. Fujitsu is Australia’s first technology company to have a fully NABERS-rated data centre portfolio across its six locations and has achieved efficiency of 33 per cent higher than the market average.
The onshore location of these data centres will ensure that Fujitsu Data Centre customers’ information stays within the Australian jurisdiction.
Fujitsu’s six data centre facilities are located in: Homebush Bay, Western Sydney, and North Ryde in New South Wales; Noble Park in Victoria; Eight Mile Plains in Queensland; and Malaga in Western Australia. The Australian data centres are part of a network of 140 Fujitsu data centres around the globe. When expansion works are complete, the Australian centres will offer among the best hyperscale capability in the Asia Pacific region.
Fujitsu Australia’s data centres are certified to the highest industry standards1, and operate in accordance with market-leading maintenance practices and industry standards for: information security management; quality management; environmental management; and occupational health and safety management.
In the ISG Report “ISG Provider Lens – Cyber Security – Solutions & Services Australia 2020”, Fujitsu Australia was recognised in the leader quadrant for technical, strategic and managed security services because the company had strong capabilities across its data centre services, public/private/hybrid cloud and largescale managed services.2
1 ISO 27001, Uptime T3, Zone3 ready or higher, PCI DSS, SOC 1& 2
2 https://www.fujitsu.com/nz/services/security/isg-report/index.htmlOnline resources
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Date: 30 September, 2020