Victorian-based IT services provider ASG Group is ramping up its moves in the data centre space with one centre under construction in Perth and considerations for another in Melbourne or Sydney. The plans come as a result of a A$35 million deal signed in February this year with Western Power. ASG provides mid-range infrastructure, voice over IP (VoIP) and network services to the Western Australian electricity utility. Western Power will also be one of the foundation customers at ASG’s Perth data centre facility which opens in April.
ASG Group sales and delivery general manager, Murray Rosa, told Computerworld Australia that the intention was to gain traction by having its own data centres rather than using third party providers. Rosa said the company was considering a Melbourne or Sydney location for the second data centre. Construction would begin in the next 12 months.