Metronode Pty Limited (Metronode), part of the Nextgen Group, today unveiled its new generation
data centre facility in Shenton Park, Perth.
Perth 2 at Shenton Park is Metronode’s second data centre in Perth and is engineered to deliver a
market leading PUE of 1.17. The new centre gives Metronode a national footprint of nine data centres
across Australia with capability to support 40MW of ICT load.
Metronode General Manager, Malcolm Roe, said “We are delighted to formally open the centre,
extending the reach of Metronode’s highly efficient and reliable next generation data centres. The
facility is ideally located just 5km west of Perth’s CBD, an ideal position for disaster recovery for the
“The new data centre can scale to 2.8MW capacity and through the use of free air cooling, is
designed to significantly reduce electricity consumption by up to 90 per cent compared to traditional
data centres. This, combined with the use of our modular plant systems, will deliver world-leading
power utilisation efficiency for our tenants while reducing carbon emissions,” Mr Roe said.
The centre was officially opened by the Honourable Bill Marmion, Western Australian Minister for
Mines and Petroleum.
National IT Services Provider, Empired, is the latest company to acquire data centre collocation
services in the Shenton Park data centre, extending the reach of its enterprise class IT services and
solutions across its operations which span Western Australia, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Empired General Manager Brett Gresele said gaining access to the new data centre would expand his
company’s offering of business technology solutions to government and private sector customers.
“As a service operator in both Perth and on the east coast we needed a supplier who could support us
across the country. With nine data centres and a national fibre network, Nextgen Group was the
obvious choice,” said Mr Gresele.
“The agreement will provide us with broad coverage, scalable efficiencies and we’re pleased to partner
with Nextgen as their values reflect our own – flexible, dynamic and reliable.”
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Wednesday 5 March 2014
Metronode Opens Perth Data Centre
Nextgen Group Holdings Pty Ltd – http://www.nextgengroup.com.au
About Metronode Pty Limited
Metronode is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nextgen Group established in 2002 and owns and
operates highly reliable and secure data centres in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and
Perth. Metronode provides data centre solutions to carriers, service providers, corporations and
Metronode is using the BladeRoom energy-efficient modular data centre system for its owned and
operated multi-tenanted facilities across Australia and New Zealand. www.metronode.com.au
About Nextgen Group
Nextgen Group is a leading provider of network connectivity, data centre facilities and cloud services
for Australian businesses, government agencies and telecommunications service providers. Nextgen
delivers innovative and customised solutions to our customers, keeping them at the forefront of
technological change. www.nextgengroup.com.au
About Empired Ltd
Empired Ltd is a national IT Services Provider with a broad range of capabilities and a reputation for
delivering enterprise class IT services and solutions. Established in 1999, Empired is a publicly listed
company (ASX:EPD) forme