Data centre operator NextDC’s S1 Sydney data centre has been certified as a NABERS 5-star rated data centre infrastructure facility for energy efficiency.
Data centre provider Metronode now has three of its data centres with a Nabers 4.5-star rating for energy efficiency with two of its facilities just awarded the ratings, joining the Silverwater data centre in Sydney awarded at the start of this year.
A dispute has erupted between rival data centre operators NextDC and Metronode over which company was the first to have one of their Australian data centres certified – and operating – with the highly prized Nabers 4.5 star level energy rating.
Fujitsu has achieved Australia’s first NABERS-rated data centre portfolio, achieving a 27% higher than average rating.
Data-Centre-as-a-Service provider NextDC’s Melbourne data centre — which uses solar power as a supplementary energy source — has been certified to operate at a NABERS 4.5 star level of energy efficiency.
Data centre provider Metronode has achieved the highest NABERS rating for Australian data centre energy efficiency for its facility in the Sydney suburb of Silverwater.
Fujitsu now has five of its six major data centres in Australia certified under the national NABERS rating system. The company’s Perth Data Centre has just achieved a NABERS Energy for Data Centres rating of 3.5 stars and its Eight Mile Plains facility in Queensland has been awarded a rating of 3 stars.
Fujitsu’s investment in its Australian data centres continues apace, with announcement of a $12.2 million investment in its Western Sydney data centre.
IT services provider Interactive has been awarded a 4-star NABERS Infrastructure Rating for its Melbourne Data Centre D.
Fujitsu has been appointed to the Australian Government’s Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel.
Fujitsu’s Noble Park Data Centre in Melbourne has achieved a NABERS Energy for data centres rating, which it says makes it the first in Australia to be certified using the National Australian Built Environment Rating System data centres tools.
For the year to April 2013, Australians spent $13.5 billion online – a level that is equivalent to around 6.0% of traditional retail spending, up from 5.2% last year.
The introduction of NABERS for data centres will bring substantial changes to enterprise IT operating practices, says a leading consultant.
Years behind schedule, Australia finally has an environmental standard for data centres.
Sydney-based Adept Business Systems has announced that Adept's Sales and Leasing software application (ASL) now offers an energy efficiency disclosure module compliant with the needs of the Federal Government's commercial building energy efficiency regulations.
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