Datacom strikes data centre services deal with AirTrunk

Datacom strikes data centre services deal with AirTrunk

Move is designed to provide customers with secure, direct access to multiple public cloud service providers

Datacom has unveiled plans to deliver data centre services from AirTrunk’s new hyper-scale facilities in Sydney and Melbourne, targeting government and enterprise customers in the process.

The move is designed to provide customers with secure, direct access to multiple public cloud service providers, and other hosting and co-location services.

The deal sees Datacom become the sole aggregator -- at least, for the moment -- enabling enterprise and government customers to access AirTrunk’s facilities and to connect with its public cloud customers. 

"AirTrunk will continue to focus on attracting large cloud, content and carrier providers to their data centre campuses," a spokesperson for the company told ARN.

Founded in 2014, AirTrunk is a start-up data centre provider specialising in the creation of hyper-scale facilities, with locations in Sydney and Melbourne, alongside expansion plans across Asia Pacific.

"Datacom@AirTrunk is a game-changer for our offerings in Australia, and a key part of our strategy,” Datacom Group CEO, Greg Davidson, said. “We are offering our customers access to truly world-class, hyper-scale facilities, built to the highest specifications, and already home to some of the world’s largest public cloud providers.

“For those customers that demand the absolute best, state-of-the-art facilities to house their valuable data and infrastructure assets, AirTrunk is unmatched in Australia.

"This enables our customers to deliver the truly modern solutions demanded in a world of rapid digital transformation.”

As explained by Davidson, AirTrunk’s Huntingwood facility in Western Sydney will be Australasia’s largest data centre, covering 35,000m2 and providing 80+ megawatts (MW) of IT load.

Meanwhile, the West Melbourne facility at Derrimut is the second largest, at 23,000m2 and 50MW+, with both facilities designed to the "highest certified standards" in security, connectivity and availability.

Terms of the partnership will see Datacom leverage its own dedicated and secured data halls covering more than 1,300m2, with the option to scale up and expand footprint over time.

In addition, the technology provider will also utilise a dedicated team of specialist engineers on-site to provide managed services in the data centre.

“While the technological excellence of the facility is impressive, it is the range of new data centre services that will be exciting for Datacom’s clients,” Datacom Group director of data centre, Tom Jacob, added.

“This includes flexible contract commitments, true usage-based billing and a wide variety of customisable, and flexible hosting solutions, including Datacom Cloud Services (DCS), based on-site.”

Jacob said Datacom@AirTrunk will also directly link into the provider’s National Network, interconnecting all Datacom data centre assets across Australia and New Zealand.

“This enables truly trans-Tasman infrastructure solutions for any A/NZ businesses, and directly connects into the major public cloud providers’ local nodes,” Jacob added. “We welcome any new customers who want to discuss how they can use this opportunity to grow their business.”

Specifically, Datacom customers will have access to Datacom@AirTrunk services from 1 August 2018 in Sydney and 1 April 2019 in Melbourne.

“We’re dedicated to providing secure, efficient and reliable homes for our customer’s data, along with best-in-class fibre connectivity and utility infrastructure,” AirTrunk founder and CEO, Robin Khuda, added.

“Datacom will play an important role in the cloud ecosystem that we’re building within our data centres. This proximity to and direct connection with public cloud nodes will have significant benefits for Datacom’s customers.”

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