ASX-listed data center services provider NEXTDC and construction partner Multiplex have reached a major construction milestone on Stage 1 of the S3 Sydney data centre; ‘topping out’ the new facility in Sydney’s lower North Shore.
This facility is located in Artarmon and this milestone showcases NEXTDC’s continued commitment providing a connected and robust Sydney data center offering, the company said in a statement. The S3 data center is 2.5 times bigger than S2 and will play a critical role in powering many of Australia’s enterprise, government, SME workloads over the coming decades, company officials said.
S3 Sydney comprises more than 26,000m2 of data halls and ancillary infrastructure over eight storeys, delivering more than 20,000m2 of critical IT space. Simon Cooper, NEXTDC Chief Operating Officer said:
“This is an important milestone as S3 is a crucial digital infrastructure asset for NSW. We couldn’t be happier with construction progress to date, despite the adverse health and weather conditions which our project team has navigated safely and effectively. As our largest facility to date, and the first of our third-generation data centres, S3 is on track to deliver critical digital capability and further strengthen cloud access in the region, on time.”
S3 Sydney is NEXTDC’s third and largest data centre in Sydney and directly interconnects to the existing S1 and S2 Sydney data centres, forming an extensively interconnected digital metropolitan campus. Furthermore, S3 tightly integrates into NEXTDC’s broader national digital infrastructure platform. David Ghannoum, Multiplex Regional Managing Director NSW said:
“We are delighted to continue our on-going collaboration with NEXTDC, reaching this fantastic milestone on Sydney’s newest data centre following the successful delivery of S2 Sydney and P2 Perth.”
S3 comprises a range of amenities for customers including comfortable workspaces, collaboration zones and over 4,000 square metres of critical operational spaces. Targeting the same 5-Star rating for energy efficiency as NEXTDC’s existing facilities, S3 is designed and constructed to Uptime Tier IV standards.
Tier IV certification recognises the facility’s complete fault tolerance and emphasises the exemplary levels of reliability and resilience, providing the maximum amount of redundancy for power and cooling. With a continued focus on sustainability, NEXTDC and Multiplex are implementing environmentally sustainable design features including a reduced energy consumption cooling system, incorporating ‘free cooling’ to further reduce power consumption and optimise efficiency levels.
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