Metronode's new data centre in Victoria will boost the state's economy and create new jobs in the ICT sector, according to technology minister Gordon Rich-Phillips.
He attended the launch of Metronode's M2 datacentre in Derrimut today. The facility cost AU$150 million to build and boasts highly energy-efficient features, such as free air cooling. It covers more than 25,000 sq m, and can be scaled to support up to 12 megawatts of IT load, with more than 3000 equipment racks. M2 is targeted at large carriers and enterprise and government customers. According to Rich-Phillips, the construction of the datacentre created more than 200 new jobs. He is confident that M2 will continue to bring "highly skilled Metronode jobs and support hundreds of new spill-over ICT jobs in Victoria".