DC Two are pleased to announce, following detailed & successful negotiations with Ben Tan from Hadouken Pty Ltd who will provide the
solar power and property, along with the recent award of a part of the Collie Futures Grant, we will be beginning construction of our behind
the grid data centre.
Located in Collie, 200km south of Perth, this will be the first dedicated data centre facility in the south west of Western Australia and
the first â€śbehind the gridâ€ť data centre in Australia powered primarily from renewable energy sources.
Hadoukenâ€™s solar farm in Collie was strategically selected as the site for DC Twoâ€™s next data centre as it brings together many factors
enabling us to provide globally competitive power to our customers whilst adding much needed local demand for base load power for the existing
coal mines and power generators in the region.
It is anticipated that both the first stages of the solar farm and the data centre will be online early in 2019 which creates a friendly
race in the Australian power and data centre market between the DC Two/Hadouken project and the IOT Group (ASX:IOT)/Hunter Energy project
(located in NSW) as to which project will become the first â€śbehind the gridâ€ť powered data centre in Australia.
DC Two was one of eight recipients of the Collie futures grant for this project, awarded in September 2018 to local projects to stimulate
jobs and the economy of Collie, which is a remote town in Western Australia.
Key points the data centre will address:
The lowest cost and highest density data centre in Australia
Globally competitive power rates
Renewable energy focus
First stage power supply of up to 4 megawatts
Service around 256 IT racks with each rack capable of up to 30kw of IT load
Customised hosting configurations for low cost mining up to fully redundant traditional data centre configurations
Communications options of 10gbps or more
By providing customised low cost hosting options specifically engineered for hardware mining at globally competitive rates, DC Two have been
able to attract the interest of both the local and international hardware mining community. This is very important for the state and the country
as it enables us to provide another export product by hosting and supplying power to international customers in the Collie data centre who might
have otherwise located their equipment overseas.
For traditional data centre customers where communications are critical, DC Two has been working closely with Optus to provide high speed (
10gbps+), high capacity, fully redundant communications options linked from the Collie site back to DC Twoâ€™s Perth Data Centre Network (PDCN).
The PDCN can currently be accessed at multiple data centre locations in Perth including; DC Two Osborne Park, Vocus (ASX:VOC) PerthIX and
Pier DC with plans to extend access to Equinixâ€™s (NASDAQ:EQIX) Metronode Shenton Park data centre and Next DC (ASX:NXT) P1. This unique DC TWO
capability will provide quick and easy low latency connectivity for customers across many data centres in Perth while allowing for shortest path
connectivity to Singapore & Asia via Vocusâ€™ upcoming new subsea cable.
DC Two is currently finalising its fund and capital raising activities for the project whilst engaging with seed and cornerstone hosting
customers to enable the project to proceed on time to completion.
Paradigm Technologies has been working with John and the team at DC Two for the past 2 years.
They have been instrumental in allowing us to establish 'cloud' offerings for our clients.
We now have a number of customers whose core data and server infrastructure is located on the DC Two platform.
The simple and competitive pricing model they use makes quoting and billing a breeze.
Nothing is too much trouble for them and no matter the problem or requirement, DC Two will find a way.