Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, revealed recently that its continued growth and investment in Australia with the grand opening of Digital Erskine Park II.
Digital Realty also revealed the acquisition of an additional 1.4-hectare land parcel in Erskine Park. The site will be home to Digital Erskine Park III, a new data center facility that will add 12 megawatts of capacity to the Digital Realty Erskine Park Connected Campus upon completion. Together, the two new facilities will expand Digital Realty’s Australian data center footprint to six facilities, bringing the company’s total investment in Australia to over AUD $1 billion.
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies MP congratulated Digital Realty on the grand opening. “The opening of this state-of-the-art facility is a huge win for the people of western Sydney. With more professional jobs coming into our region, there are more opportunities for people to live, work and invest in western Sydney, now and into the future,” said Davies. “The New South Wales government is committed to growing opportunities for people not only to live, but also to work in western Sydney. We will continue to work hard to ensure people throughout western Sydney have access to fulfilling careers right here at home.”
The grand opening was attended by Councillor Greg Davies, the Deputy Mayor of Penrith, and Mr. Graham Davis-King, member and director of the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council. Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler also congratulated Digital Realty on the opening of the new facility. “We applaud Digital Realty’s investment in Penrith, through both the data center opened today and the company’s plans to build an additional facility in Erskine Park,” said Cr Fowler. “Council is committed to supporting e-commerce and creating a city that is connected in every way. This includes access to fast and efficient technology infrastructure.”
The next generation, cloud-enabled and environmentally friendly facility encompasses 7,000 square metres and will provide up to 17.4 megawatts of critical IT power capacity to numerous Australian and international customers.
Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein stated, “Sydney’s status as a global hotspot for innovation, and a key city for multinationals as they touch down into the Asia Pacific region, makes it a critically important destination for us. This facility will serve the community well as a strong addition to Sydney’s data and technology infrastructure, which is increasingly under-resourced due to the rapid growth of inbound business and the regional digital economy.”