More than ever, data centers run the world, but many of them need a 21st century reboot. Today's data centers have to be more efficient, redundant, and flexible than ever. We examine when and how to best run your own data center versus when to outsource to the cloud or a service provider, and when to take a hybrid approach. AirTrunk has announced the completion of an AU$850 million financing round to fund a major expansion of its Australian datacentres in both Sydney and Melbourne. According to AirTrunk founder and CEO Robin Khuda, the expansion has been driven by customer demand for hyperscale datacentre solutions.
Hyundai will build a datacentre in Guizhou, China that will began operations in June of next year, the South Korean car giant has announced. The province of Guizhou was designated by the government as a strategic location for big data businesses last year and offers incentives for companies to build centres there. The US's Amazon and Chin's Baidu also have offices in the area. Hyundai, the world's fifth-largest car maker when combined with affiliate Kia Motors, plans to build more overseas datacentres to offer better connected car services. The company also hopes to keep up with the trend by cooperating with IT firms housed there.
More than ever, data centers run the world, but many of them need a 21st century reboot. Today's data centers have to be more efficient, redundant, and flexible than ever. We examine when and how to best run your own data center versus when to outsource to the cloud or a service provider, and when to take a hybrid approach. Equinix has announced the expansion of one of its two datacentres in Perth. The global giant will be investing $11 million into the expansion of the International Business Exchange (IBX), which is expected to add 225 cabinets and an estimated collocation space of more than 550 square metres to the facility.
Australian-listed NextDC has secured space in Queensland's Fortitude Valley to build its AU 75 million Brisbane 2 (B2) datacentre, scheduled for completion late 2017. The company told shareholders Wednesday morning that the AU 75 million includes the purchase of land, base building, and associated infrastructure to support an initial 1.5 megawatts (MW) of IT load. NextDC said it has every intention for B2's total capacity to reach 6MW, building on a site close to a major electricity substation. The company set out to raise AU 120 million in November to fund the construction of both B2 and its second Melbourne datacentre, M2. "Both B1 and M1 have proven to be highly successful facilities for the company in a relatively short period of time," Craig Scroggie, NextDC CEO, said at the time. "We are confident that the ongoing demand in these geographies, together with our return expectations warrants this next phase of investment in markets we know well."