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DC Two's Osborne Park data centre is conveniently located approx. 6 km north/west of the Perth CBD, buried in the side of a hill and formed within a concrete bunker. The rather non-descript exterior opens into an Aladdin's cave of technology that has been carefully crafted to fully support both Cloud and colocations needs.
The data centre is corner-stoned by Tier III principles and was recently put to the ultimate test when power services were lost for a period of two weeks after a storm front passed through Perth during February 2017. With our own disaster/ business continuity plan deployed, the data centre was forced to run on diesel generators, delivering 100% uptime for all clients, for a 2-week period.
Very few data centres can say they have run on their backup systems for 2 days, next to none have either run or survived for 2 weeks which is a testament to the design of the centre, the efforts of our engineers and the processes in place to support proven un-interrupted operations.
DC Two is a company with whom we have an excellent working relationship. In the past two years, we have been rapidly growing our business with them. They are now one of our largest customers in WA and for good reason. Not only are they are technology experts, they also recognise that technology exists to support a business outcome. They are easy to talk to and are willing to listen when exploring new ideas. I have found them to be responsive, honest and trustworthy and I would not hesitate in recommending them as a potential business partner to anyone.
- Gary Roberts, Digicor
DC Two have invested in high density space in the Vocus PerthIX data centre for hosting of servers, storage and critical network and routing equipment. PerthIX also houses DC Two's Perth CBD Point of Presence (POP) suitable for connecting customers direct point to point connections into the DC Two WAN network.
Built around the resources sector, Perth city services the oil and mining industries in the state and surrounding regions. The Asian economic crisis and the dot-com boom in the late 90's and early 00's motivated several resources companies to invest heavily on IT infrastructure. This resulted in one of the most wired and techno-savvy cities in the country.
PerthIX was a product of this heavy investment phase. As an extremely secure facility, customers enjoy not only the peace of mind of excellent technical infrastructure, but also the surety of premium physical security as well. The facility is equipped with the latest from Cisco, Lucent and Dell - not to mention the triple redundant power systems including an oversized generator, biometric readers, proximity cards and motion sensitive image recording system.
Secure Data Centre (SDC) located in Darwin in the Northern Territory is home to DC Two's Darwin POP. SDC is a true Tier 3 environment built to the AS2834-1995 standard and provides multiple layers of security and redundancy for all critical systems.
With dual bus UPS systems providing clean uninterrupted power to the facility, coupled with their purpose built back up generator and redundant precision air systems, SDC provides the perfect operating environment for any critical load.
For more information regarding Secure Data Centre, please visit their website www.securedatacentre.com.au