South Australia gets new $70 million DCI data centre

The facility is being built to meet the growing needs of local businesses and government

DCI Data Centers is investing AU$70 million (£38 million) into South Australia to build a new data centre in response to the growing needs of local business and government.

The funds will be used to build the region’s first purpose-built Tier-Ready III/IV secure cloud edge data centre which will be able to meet defence-grade security requirements.

“Demand for data centre capacity and secure cloud edge services are rapidly increasing across Australia. Our customers are seeking certainty, flexibility and sustainability; all critical for them to scale and rapidly respond to market demand - this facility has all three,” said Malcolm Roe, DCI CEO for Australia and New Zealand.

He added that the centre will be the first of its kind in South Australia and will provide mission-critical support to some of the state’s priority growth sectors including the local defence, space and hi-tech industries.

Furthermore, one of the company’s data centres in Kidman Park, Adelaide, will have its site capacity increased by 4MW taking it up to 5.4MW as its total IT load. Its physical security options will rise from Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) Zone 3 to Zone 5. The facility will also set industry leading benchmarks for water and energy efficiency. 

“The investment in DCI Data Centers’ expansion is significant and further contributes to South Australia’s world-leading data analytics capabilities,” said Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall. “South Australia continues to attract global companies to our great state and I look forward to seeing this new facility and sister projects unfold in the near future.”

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The new data centre will begin construction over the coming weeks and be completed by mid-2022.

Australia plans to become a leading digital economy by 2030, with the government announcing earlier this month it is investing almost $1.2 billion AUD (£670 million) in its digital future. This includes the launch of a National Artificial Intelligence Centre, investment into emerging technologies like drones, and an expansion of its digital identity system.

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