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.