Red Cloud data centre achieves global design accreditation

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The Garry Henley Data Centre is the only Tier 3 accredited data centre south of the Perth CBD, providing an ideal location for separation and redundancy to existing data centres. The facility is the third commercial data centre in Western Australia to achieve this level of certification, and the 14th in the country.

The Uptime Institute categorises the data centres by four levels, corresponding to a certain number of guarantees on the type of hardware deployed in the data centre to ensure redundancy. Tier 3 accreditation offers 99.982 per cent availability, making it possible to manage maintenance periods without affecting the continuity of service on the servers. 

Red Cloud CEO Carl Woodbridge said, ‘The Uptime Institute accreditation process is extremely rigorous and it has taken a considerable amount of time and investment in achieving this global standard in data centre certification.’

‘Tier 3 accreditation is the in-demand level of certification for cloud and content delivery, and our brand new data centre will significantly boost the state’s capability to provide ICT (information and communications technology) services.’

The 6,000m2 complex offers 2,500m2 of IT compute space for up to 15 state-of-the-art modular data centres, each containing 40 racks offering high density compute to 60kW per rack. This unique configuration allows customers to effectively own their data centre space.

The Garry Henley Data Cente park is the first facility where customers can have their own secure data centre within the wider complex, driven by internationally renowned software that offers the ability to control their own environment from a mobile device. By remotely controlling variables like operating temperature and humidity levels, customers take control of their operating cost, changing efficiency levels to suit their requirements.

Red Cloud’s enabling technology partner, UK’s Cannon Technologies, developed the system for UK military and security agencies later adopted by NATO. Since deployment, the technology has won numerous international awards for green technology and engineering design.
The RCWA1 Garry Henley Data Centre will be formally opened in September 2016 post testing.

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