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.