Australia’s first Tier III regional data centre opens in Queensland

The $40 million Pulse Data centre, built by FKG Group, is located at the 20-hectare Toowoomba Technology Park.

Australia’s first Tier III regional data centre has officially opened for business in Toowoomba in southern Queensland.

The $40 million Pulse Data centre, built by FKG Group, is located at the 20-hectare Toowoomba Technology Park as a co-location facility to support corporate and enterprise customers; local, state and federal government; and global technology giants.

The data centre is underpinned by Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT platform to deliver a high-performing efficient, scalable and secure data centre fit for local and international business needs.

Schneider Electric’s Pacific Zone President Gareth O’Reilly said: “In a multi-connected world, it’s now more important than ever to protect critical information and data, so a Tier III rating is very important for the data centres customer’s.

“Our EcoStruxure platform of power, plus cooling, security and energy management solutions enable the data centre to reach that Tier rating, plus provide a physical infrastructure that can adapt quickly to future data demand driven by the digitisation of the economy and cities.”

Peter Blunt the Pulse Data Centre General Manager for FKG Group said: “We chose to partner with Schneider Electric on this land-mark venture not only because of their global reputation and experience in the data centre market, but the innovation demonstrated throughout their Ecostruxure platform and their agility in supporting a project at this scale.”

“We saw this as an opportunity to bring our global expertise in data centre solutions and energy management to Toowoomba and cement Australia’s ability to host data centres to serve the Pacific zone,” said Mr O’Reilly.

Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure platform leverages advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) technology to deliver innovations at three fundamental levels:

  • Connected products: In the case of a data centre, EcoStruxure collects data from all sorts of mechanical, power and IT devices, from switchgear and UPSs to PDUs, racks and in-row cooling systems
  • Edge: Enabling real-time monitoring, incident management, analysis and asset utilisation for smaller, distributed data centers that are becoming more and more critical in an IoT world
  • Analytics: This is where we make sense of all the data coming into the platform, with applications, services – including cloud-based services – and predictive analytics that help you more effectively manage your data centers

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