Source: The Australian ITNews
Andrew Colley | October 02, 2007
A CONSORTIUM led by property developer CB Richard Ellis has hatched a billion-dollar plan to make Australia, and more specifically Canberra, the Asia-Pacific region’s leading data centre hub. The consortium, which includes ActewAGL and hi-tech property developer Technical Real Estate, plans to build about 130,000sqm of data centre space at two sites in the suburbs of Hume and Belconnen. The company said it expected to complete the first data centre by September 2008 with the remaining sites to become operational over the next five to 10 years. On completion the combined facility will comprise about 30 data centre units. Mr McEwen said the centres would produce about 40 per cent less greenhouse gas per unit of computing output than current data centres by using a mix of environmental technologies, including some that would take advantage of Canberra’s cool climate. Utility provider ActewAGL has also agreed to build facilities to power the site using gas piped from Bass Strait if power loads at the facility reach 40MW.
just wondering what everyone thought? is this good for Canberra?