iseek expands Brisbane data centre in response to increased demand
CONSTRUCTION has commenced on the expansion of iseek’s data centre in Brisbane, the company’s third facility in the Queensland capital.
The expansion comes as a result of a significant increase in demand from both the corporate and government sectors, including The Queensland Government’s recent appointment of iseek to its information and communication technologies (ICT) supplier panel for the provision of Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS), allowing iseek to provide data centre services to Queensland Government departments, agencies and government-owned corporations.
Founder and managing director of iseek, Jason Gomersall says in addition to government requirements, more and more corporate groups are now seeking external data hosting.
“There is a definite trend where businesses are moving away from hosting themselves, and instead moving their data offsite to a facility like ours,” Mr Gomersall said. “This increased demand has been growing for some time. In response, we are expanding our Brisbane data centre.”
“The new facility will be Uptime Tier 4 certified in its design and built adjacent to an existing iseek data centre, a previous winner of Queensland Development of the Year, which has been described as “the most architecturally significant and energy efficient data centre in Australia”.
As with the existing centre, the new facility will be among the most energy efficient in Australia, with a continued focus on operational efficiencies. The centre uses features such as the incorporation of a free air-cooling system (which can reduce cooling system energy consumption considerably) and LED lighting throughout.
The expansion comes on the back of iseek opening its category 5 rated North Queensland Regional Data Centre (NQRDC) in Townsville this month, building on the company’s 20-year history of providing data centre, cloud and communications services nationally to Australian Corporate & Government companies and International organisations.
iseek was founded in Brisbane over 20 years ago and is a leading data centre, cloud services and connectivity provider to enterprise and government with enterprise class data centres located in Brisbane, Sydney and Townsville.
Its purpose-built and engineered data centres provide a robust foundation for its network solutions interconnected via redundant high-speed inter-capital links, in addition to high capacity Internet connections via multiple tier 1 carriers. iseek’s services are also backed by Service Level Guarantees that ensure maximum performance, availability and operation of your business-critical systems.
For more information about iseek’s services, go to: www.iseek.com.au.