Swedish designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data center buildings Flexenclosure has entered in to a strategic partnership with Australian telecommunications provider Virtutel, with the intent to build up to 20 data centers across Australia. The new facilities will be rolled out over the next three years in order to offer colocation and network services in presently-underserved areas.
Virtutel, through its subsidiary VirtuDC, will deploy the first of these facilities in Albury, New South Wales, followed by more in regional cities across Australia.
Flexenclosure’s prefabricated eCentre data centers employ state-of-the-art technology and they will be custom-designed and Uptime Institute Tier III certified. The base design will be standardized for all the new facilities, bringing significant operational efficiency benefits to Virtutel, particularly in the areas of power, cooling, UPS and ongoing management and maintenance.
Future expansion will be possible both horizontally and vertically and they will have ‘dark site’ functionality where required – unmanned and remotely managed from a central network operations center. Flexenclosure will also be providing ongoing data center support services to Virtutel.
“We are delighted to establish this strategic partnership with Virtutel and excited to play a role in the execution of their vision for a new network of edge data centers in Australia,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “This also marks our entry into yet another new continent, further expanding our global footprint for our eCentre data centers.”
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