June 2010 - Intervolve Announces New Adelaide Data Centre
Australian based hosting provider Intervolve has announced the release of its new 1200 square metre Adelaide data centre facility to be completed in September 2010.
With the release of the new Adelaide data centre, Intervolve will continue providing locally managed and unmanaged data centre services, network services, colocation, dedicated servers, vps servers and other hosting services. The northern suburbs data centre is set to become a perfect site for primary mission critical hosting and with its proximity 12kms to the Adelaide CBD is a suitable choice as a disaster recovery site.
We are currently focusing on South Australia where our business began, in order to allow SA-based firms to be provided with similar, redundant services at reasonable pricing points as per our other site locations in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
With ample power supply, the new data centre will provide standard power density to racks of between 2.4KW – 5KW in our standard data centre suites. Modular release of data centre space in our facility will allow the provision of secure data centre suites being constructed for individual clients that require increased security, higher power density and other features deemed necessary. We have drawn upon the professional experience from experts who have a proven track record building many of Australia's data centre sites and thus our selection of suppliers, contractors and specialist consultants ensures that this facility will be a performing and reliable option.
What can be expected in relation to the Green credentials of this site? We have planned services for power efficiency, allowing for power factor correction to reduce power utilisation, employing Emicon “free-cooling” chiller systems to reduce power utilisation and have further spent time in research exploring the possible future provision of natural-gas generators as an alternative form of power for our data centre services.
Network connectivity will be available through Intervolve’s managed network offering partnering with fibre provider Amcom which is anticipated to complete a diverse fibre run into the facility. The Intervolve managed network service will combine our existing King William Street POP with additional Amcom transit as part of our soon to be upgraded South Australian multi-homed network. We are further expecting additional data carriage to be terminated into the data centre in future by other carriers, however it made sense to work with Amcom to ensure that clients could obtain reliable, cost-effective fibre products and services. No expense has been spared, with licensed microwave services also being installed to provide alternate paths of communication, providing additional redundancy in network service provision to our clients.
APC has also been chosen as the preferred vendor with the data centre employing redundant UPS systems, air-conditioning systems, rack enclosures and smart power distribution units. APC products are manufactured at a very high quality and have resulted in great feedback from our existing clients; thus it was an obvious choice for us to seek the same provision for our new Adelaide site.
Nearing the centre’s debut, the sales department has also been a hive of activity. According to our sales department, enquiries from local SA-based firms have steadily increased, as a result of unofficial grapevine news spreading to potential clients, keen to bring interstate-hosted infrastructure closer or upgrade their disaster recovery provisions. With a great deal of Adelaide facilities being close to either physical or power capacity, several Australian ISP’s have expressed interest in upgrading their infrastructure.
With the significant growth and client support of its services across Australia, Intervolve is set to shake up the South Australian market with its strong demand for its popular services, reliable performance and competitive pricing.
December 2008 - Recharge Batteries in Anticipation of 2009
We extend our sincerest wishes for your Christmas and New Year’s period and are eagerly looking forward in continuing to serve your needs next year.
2008 has been an enormous year for Intervolve with continuing growth across Australia and we appreciate your support! The Christmas & New Year break will give us the opportunity to recharge our batteries for an even bigger year in 2009 that will continue in establishing Intervolve as one of Australia's major providers of Specialised Hosting Solutions.
Our offices will be closed from COB Friday 19th December 2008 through to Monday 5th January 2008. All primary network & hosting services will continue in being monitored for the duration of the festive season, with support staff available to assist with any emergency support requests. Any new sales & provisioning requests will be fulfilled after the 7th of January.
November 2008 - Intervolve Port Melbourne Data Centre
With a high demand and short supply of quality managed server, colocation, and data centre services within the Melbourne market, Intervolve has been finalising our new Port Melbourne Data Centre facility, with the first release of secure rack space being made available for customer use on the 1st of December, 2008.
We are excited to announce this new service offering and it will be a valuable addition to data centre services within Melbourne for organisations that are seeking flexible growth without excessive restrictions on power draw.
Our new facility provides a multi-homed data network delivered through connections to Optus, AAPT, PIPE Networks, and with additional transit providers being terminated directly into the data centre facility over the coming months, our data centre will accommodate growth and connectivity requirements of our clients.
Coupled with our online security, network management, virtualisation and server management services, Intervolve can accommodate all levels of client requirements, and is gaining rapid pace as a premium Specialised Hosting Solutions provider.
For further information about our new Port Melbourne Data Centre facility, please click here.
October 2008 - Intervolve Security & Compliance Manager
To meet with the growing number of clients that have requirements for compliance with ISO security standards and legislative requirements for their hosting solutions, Intervolve has appointed Benjamin Baran as the Intervolve Security & Compliance Manager.
Benjamin has 20 years experience in the technical delivery and management of Information Technology and telecommunications solutions. Of these, 10 years were with the Australian government in security classified positions. In addition, Benjamin has worked in consulting roles as a systems architect and advisor to industries that include healthcare, Australian Government and Australian Universities.
Over the past 6 years he has specialised in the analysis, design and deployment of secure communications infrastructure with a focus on perimeter network security, content filtering and mobile data communications. Within these roles he has deployed systems that adhere to ISO17799 standards, and Australian government ACSI33 and PSM guidelines.