Wednesday, 03 August 2022 11:32

DCI announces Canberra data centre Featured


DCI Data Centers is entering the Canberra data centre market with a 20MW site in the Poplars Innovation Precinct in Jerrabomberra.

DCI has secured land and power to build its CBR01 20MW, Tier-III, Zone 3+, secure cloud edge data centre, which is expected to go into service in 2024.

DCI chair and Brookfield managing director Udhay Mathialagan said this new facility will be the first to respond to the Federal Government's desire for geographical and supply chain diversity for its workloads.

"This new data centre is the first site to offer true resiliency in power provision that not only answers a call from the government to support their cloud first strategy, but will provide unparalleled security for our customers. It will also be one of the major contributors in driving urban development within the new Precinct," he said.

CBR01 will operate on a separate grid to Canberra, thanks to an arrangement between DCI, Poplars and other power users to have Essential Energy build a new 132kV power line to Poplars.

"This separate grid will support cloud services and provides resilience for the Canberra market and capital region. It also means that with our commitment to the site, we will expedite the development of the precinct which will positively impact the region for future generations," said Mathialagan.

DCI ANZ CEO Malcolm Roe said CBR01 will complete the company's plan for the country. It will join the data centres that are operating or under development in Sydney, Adelaide and Darwin.

"We have been aggressively implementing our growth strategy over the last two years which will inject $1.5 billion into the Australian economy and transform the way we work into the future," he said.

He added "Our approach to construction has a laser focus on sustainability, including industry-leading delivery of new cooling technologies which significantly enhance our power and water utilisation effectiveness. This allows our customers to achieve a substantial reduction in energy costs and environmental emissions.

"Our growing Australian data centre footprint will be in the region of 100MW by 2024."

Read 719 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here


Thoughtworks presents XConf Australia, back in-person in three cities, bringing together people who care deeply about software and its impact on the world.

In its fifth year, XConf is our annual technology event created by technologists for technologists.

Participate in a robust agenda of talks as local thought leaders and Thoughtworks technologists share first-hand experiences and exchange new ways to empower teams, deliver quality software and drive innovation for responsible tech.

Explore how at Thoughtworks, we are making tech better, together.

Tickets are now available and all proceeds will be donated to Indigitek, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to create technology employment pathways for First Nations Peoples.

Click the button below to register and get your ticket for the Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane event



It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site and prominent Newsletter promotion and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.


Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous




Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News