Tasmania is getting its first accredited tier-3 data centre courtesy of Western Australian company Red Cloud.
The co-location provider has purchased approximately 7,000 square metres in the SPARK Business Hub in Hobart.
Red Cloud chief executive Carl Woodbridge said the data centre is expected to be completed by September 2017, and will cost $40 million to construct.
“We will be building our data centre to comply with and be accredited by The Uptime Institute to tier-3 standard, enabling Tasmanian ICT companies to access the best supporting infrastructure,” said Woodbridge.
The data centre will be built on modular technology from Cannon Technologies using military-grade security modules.
Red Cloud expects the construction to create 80 local jobs, and another 17 when it enters operational phase.
Based in Perth, Red Cloud provides data centre-as-a-service, modular data centre and mini data centre services. Partners listed on its website include Telstra, IBM, Cisco and Nextgen Group.
South Australia got its first tier-3 data centre in May when YourDC opened its $30 million facility in northern Adelaide.