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.

About iseek

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.

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ISO 27001 Certification

iseek Communications successfully expands ISO 27001 DC Certifications

iseek Communications is happy to announce the successful ISO 27001 certification of the Woolloongabba and Gore Hill Data Centres, in addition to its Eagle Farm Data Centre.

iseek in the fast lane to organic growth

JASON Gomersall is a man both in a hurry and devoted to the methodical path.

The hurry aspect comes as he climbs Bathurst’s Mount Panorama at 200km/h in a 500-plus horsepower Torana SLR 5000 looking for glory in the Touring Car Masters series, which celebrates the era of Alan Moffat, Colin Bond, Dick Johnson and Peter Brock.

Glory came for Mr Gomersall at Bathurst on Saturday with his first podium finish in the Touring Car Masters.

The methodical bit centres around Mr Gomersall running data centre and network services outfit iseek Communications where almost all the company’s double-digit growth is organic. He sees himself staying in control of the privately held operation for the next eight years.

iseek employs about 90 people and is tracking revenue north of $50 million.

The plan is to lift to $100m revenue within five years. “Keep in mind that’s with organic growth, we’ve never been keen on acquisitions,” Mr Gomersall says.

“I watched some players in the industry do things really, really well but there’s quite a few who have done it poorly.

“I’m not sure we would do acquisitions that well. We grew our top line 14 per cent this financial year and I think in the current climate that was a fantastic result. So as long as we can keep punching those numbers out (organic) is the best strategy.”

Thus far iseek operates in the Sydney and Brisbane data centre markets, with revenue split 50-50 between the two cities, but Mr Gomersall sees a lot more potential in the Sydney market.

As for racecars, he says it beats taking customers to golf days: “It’s not just about a sticker on the side of the car, it’s about bringing our customers closer to what is going on such as the technology involved. We don’t do golf days much and we stay away from fishing charters and rugby trips.”

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Brisbane Airport Corporation chooses iseek’s Eagle Farm data centre

iseek Communications, an enterprise-grade data centre provider, announced today it has signed an agreement with Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) for hosting and colocation services from its Eagle Farm data centre.

As Australia’s third largest airport hub operating 24 hours a day, BAC has been experiencing significant growth over the last couple of years with aircraft movements expected to reach over 205,000 per annum this financial year.  Brisbane Airport’s 29 airline partners carried over 21.6 million passengers in FY13.

BAC General Manager Assets, Krishan Tangri, said:  “We have been investing in the airport’s future and building infrastructure that is going to support continued expansion for both domestic and international travellers. A key part of that investment is ensuring that our IT infrastructure is secure, suffers no outages and has sufficient scalability to meet our ongoing requirements.”

BAC was exploring building its own data centre, but decided instead to talk to one of its prime tenants, iseek Communications.  In 2012, BAC’s property division BNE Property partnered with iseek to build a state-of-the-art data centre within the airport precinct.

“That data centre is the most architecturally significant and energy efficient data centre in Australia, setting a new industry standard by reducing its carbon footprint, power consumption and energy through design and technology innovations,” Mr Tangri said.  “We couldn’t have built a better data centre, so it seemed like a natural choice for us to now become a tenant of iseek.”

iseek Communication’s Northern Region General Manager, Chris Smith said: “Increasingly, IT organisations are changing from having an ‘own and control’ approach to their It assets to being much more focused on providing IT as a service for their internal customers.

“And we are absolutely delighted that BAC has decided to move into our facility where we will provide them with a number of benefits including 24/7 smart hands, redundant power, physical security, the ability to easily scale-up infrastructure, reduced costs and greater flexibility,” he said.

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About iseek Communications

iseek is a data communications services provider, recently opening its Sydney data centre in Gore Hill in addition to its three existing facilities in Brisbane.  The company runs its own national core MPLS network across Australia and peers with all the major carriers and infrastructure providers. In addition, iseek partners with major fibre, DSL, 3G and wireless providers to ensure the best product set is available at each site. This allows clients to take advantage of a truly flexible, resilient private IP network with dual tier-1 Internet access.

Data People chooses iseek Communications’ data centre to provide reliable network services for customers wanting to transition into the cloud

iseek Communications, an enterprise-grade data centre provider, announced today that it has signed Data People, an IT infrastructure provider, into its recently launched data centre on Sydney’s North Shore.

Data People offers IT infrastructure management and cloud services, helping customers transition into the cloud without the traditional challenges of moving to a cloud-based infrastructure. The company helps customers build a private cloud in their own data centre, host it outside their organisation or transition to a hybrid mixture of the two.

Data People chose iseek’s data centre in Gore Hill to provide cloud infrastructure to their customers.

“iseek allowed us to build national network infrastructure for our customers rapidly and easily at a competitive price,” said Data People’s Founder and Managing Director, Bill Bilalis.

“We had some real traffic issues with our previous providers and we just couldn’t guarantee our customers network speed. So, we started talking to other providers.

“We were in discussions with multiple carriers when we met iseek. Their ability to aggregate all these different carrier services and provide a single managed data network just made our life easy.

“The iseek network with its high SLAs lets us deliver the best service to our customers. One of our clients in the not-for-profit sector had issues with their previous carrier. They were consistently dropping traffic, and were left with outages on a service they were paying a premium for. With iseek, we can deliver something that makes their business work,” continued Bilalis.

Data People offers solutions primarily for mid-sized corporates, as well as for the education and not-for-profit sectors. Some of their customers include DP World Australia, Fantastic Furniture, Canteen Australia and University of New South Wales.

iseek Communication’s General Manager, Hugh Smith said: “Partnering up with Data People has given us the opportunity to provide reliable, secure hosting service to their clients, especially in the education sector where they are helping more and more institutions embrace cloud technology.”

iseek’s Eagle Farm Data Centre wins Queensland development of the year

iseek Communications’ Data Centre development located within the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) precinct has been named ‘Queensland Development of the Year’ at the 2012 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards.

“We are very excited to receive this prestigious award, which demonstrates our commitment to sustainable and innovative development at the airport,” BAC Acting CEO Tim Rothwell said.

Mr Rothwell said that iseek’s Data Centre, developed in partnership with Brisbane Airport Property Division BNE, is the most architecturally significant and energy efficient Data Centre in Australia.

“It is a wonderful achievement for our team and highlights Brisbane Airport’s ability to deliver unique, high-quality developments,” he said.

Managing Director of iseek, Jason Gomersall said “This award highlights iseek’s commitment to providing our customers with state-of-the-art environmentally sustainable and power efficient data centre facilities without compromising security and service availability.”

BNE Property General Manager Renaye Peters said the win is particularly significant given the nature of the development.
“It demonstrates how good design can transform even the most technically and environmentally challenging project into an industry leader.

“The Data Centre has set a new industry standard by reducing its carbon footprint, power consumption and energy through design and technology innovations.

iseek was chosen from a host of high profile Queensland projects including Energex Headquarters and North Lakes to win the award at the Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards on Tuesday 5th September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Australia’s Greenest Data Centre Scoops National Award

iseek Communications Brisbane facility heralded as the nation’s best sustainable development

The iseek Communications Data Centre located at the Brisbane Export Park has been chosen from a host of high profile projects to win the WSP Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings, at the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovations and Excellence Awards.

Managing Director of iseek, Jason Gomersall said “This award highlights the commitment to our customers to provide sustainable and power efficient facilities whilst not compromising on security and service availability.”

The award is timely considering the introduction of the carbon tax and our future expansion into the New South Wales market, Mr Gomersall says.

Chief Operating Officer of the Property Council of Australia Ken Morrison said: “The development provides customers with state-of-the-art facilities and establishes a new industry standard for the next generation of green data centres in Australia. Congratulations go to iseek Data Centre for demonstrating leading sustainability practices that reduced the project’s eco footprint over the entire lifecycle.”

The Data Centre, developed with iseek’s property partner Brisbane Airport Property Division BNE, is the most architecturally significant and energy efficient Data Centre in Australia.

BAC Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe said the award is testament to Brisbane Airport’s commitment to sustainable development.

The iseek Data Centre has achieved a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.3 by the Green Grid, one of the lowest power usage indexes in Australia.

Director of Rider Levett Bucknall, Michael Kerr, says the development took home the national award on the night, overthrowing eight other contenders.

The Innovation and Excellence Award was announced at a gala dinner on Saturday May 26th at Sydney’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.