Fujitsu to build data centre, IT service centre in Victoria's "high-tech" precinct in Morwell

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Fujitsu to build data centre, IT service centre in Victoria's "high-tech" precinct in Morwell

Fujitsu Australia is in the early stages of becoming the key technology partner for Victoria's new "high-tech" precinct.

The new precinct, which received $17 million in funding from the Victorian state government, will be based in Morwell, and includes the Morwell Tech School, Federation University and Federation Trading.

The tech giant signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government with the hopes of establishing a service centre in the precinct.

Fujitsu wants to bring its "open innovation" concept to the precinct which includes "high-performance computing solutions" along with constructing a data centre and IT service centre facilities.

Fujitsu's concept will take the form of an open laboratory where research, business and education organisations can access computing and data analytics capabilities from Fujitsu.

"The community can also 'opt in' to share and cross-pollinate their raw data and subsequent research, to strengthen the collective efforts of the region improving business success and global competitiveness," Fujitsu said in a statement.

Fujitsu Australia vice president of sales Glen Grant said the company will look to provide more employment opportunities in the Gippsland region stemming from the new precinct.

"This project will be one of the first of its kind in Australia, and has the potential to accelerate business, research and education success in the Gippsland region,” he said.

Fujitsu Australia reported $1.12 billion in revenue in the 2016 financial year.

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