NextDC, a publicly listed data center builder, has officially launched S3, its third Sydney data center, after investing $1 billion in the 80-megawatt facility.
The initial announcement of NextDC’s plans to fund $281 million was made in April 2018. One of the three new commercial property sites was for S3, and the development approval of S3 was formally granted in December 2019.
Two years later, it began a $672 million equity raise, of which $307 million was allocated to S3. The business’s larger national digital infrastructure as well as S1 and S2 facilities in Macquarie Park would be securely interconnected to S3 via NextDC, the company said.
S3, which is now completed, has an Uptime Institute Tier IV design, supports data sovereignty, and it will connect to Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Oracle, and other public cloud platforms.
At its location in Artarmon, Sydney, S3 will seat 1,600 clients and more than 770 partners across 20,000 square meters of IT space. The area will also include four connection rooms and 1,500 square meters of mission-critical operation space.
According to Craig Scroggie, NextDC CEO, the accelerated digital economy and its new ways of working have shown a greater need for flexible, scalable, and integrated technology platforms in recent years.
Secure, ultra-low latency cloud connectivity supported by resilient and sustainable infrastructure that enables organizations to maximize their digital footprint is the key to the success of the digital transformation.
“S3 Sydney will enable our customers to accelerate their digital transformation and help to future proof their investment in digital infrastructure services,” said Scroggie.