NEXTDC to invest $100 million in SA with sustainable, world-class data center infrastructure
NEXTDC is an Australian owned and managed ASX Top 100 technology company. Recognized as Australia’s leading data center solutions provider, NEXTDC will invest over $100 million in the state, further expanding its digital infrastructure platform and adding key technology capabilities to the high-tech ecosystem South Australia’s world class.
Prime Minister Steven Marshall said NEXTDC’s decision to invest in South Australia further strengthens the state’s global high-tech capabilities and its ability to attract leading tech companies.
“We have been working closely with NEXTDC to bring them to South Australia for some time, and I am absolutely delighted that they have chosen Adelaide as the city in which they want to invest and create jobs,” Prime Minister Marshall said. .
“Their investment will go beyond building the data center to include the opportunity to collaborate with universities across our state, ensuring a pipeline of skilled workers for the future.
“It is also fantastic that this central city location allows the company to continue to serve customers including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, all of whom have recently moved to Adelaide.
“As a company, NEXTDC is also passionate about energy sustainability and the renewable economy, which is very much in line with our government’s commitment to the circular economy.”
A1 will be a first of its kind for South Australia. The facility will be certified to Uptime Institute Tier IV standards, providing organizations with full fault tolerance capability and an industry-only 100% uptime guarantee. The world-class facility will also include an “Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center” (EIC) and Mission Critical Operating Space (MCX).
The secure, world-class 24/7 data center will cultivate local technology expertise and further enhance South Australia’s global reputation for high technology, including data processing capabilities. intelligence, data analytics and cybersecurity. Additionally, A1 will introduce a sovereign capability for the state that is essential for the future of defense and high-tech industries.
The EIC will be a springboard for innovation that connects South Australia’s academic and business communities, while providing cloud services to the world’s leading technology companies, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM and Oracle .
Trade and Investment Minister Stephen Patterson pointed out that the state’s global reputation for high-tech capabilities has once again attracted a leading technology company to the state.
“South Australia is firmly on the global high-tech stage. Our reputation for providing an innovative ecosystem of like-minded international businesses, coupled with our position as the world’s third most livable city, speaks for itself,” said Minister Patterson.
“NEXTDC is in good company here in Adelaide with companies like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and the MIT bigdata Living Lab.
“It’s always exciting to see investments come into the state and together with NEXTDC, we will benefit from their passion for sustainability that aligns with our commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.”
NEXTDC is in negotiations with the City of Adelaide to secure the purchase of land for the construction of its new world-class data centre.
“We are honored to have been selected by the City of Adelaide to develop this strategic site into a new world-class center of technology excellence,” said Mr. Craig Scroggie, CEO of NEXTDC.
“We are delighted to be part of the growing ecosystem of leading technology companies investing in South Australia’s economy. Our partnership with the Government of South Australia has been instrumental in developing our long-term strategy to support the growth of the state.”
“This digital infrastructure development represents a significant investment for South Australia that will further support and accelerate the growth of the South Australian Government’s digital transformation strategy.”
Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor welcomed NEXTDC’s arrival in Adelaide.
“As a city that focuses on building digital capabilities and attracts a wide range of business and investment, NEXTDC is precisely the type of business we want to see based here,” said the Lord Mayor.
“Not only will the sale of 211 Pirie Street see a company with a strong global reputation further cement Adelaide’s reputation as an affordable and innovative place to do business, but the investment will be used responsibly for the city growth.
“Today’s announcement is also a great example of a partnership between two levels of government and I want to thank and recognize the state government for its commitment to attracting new investment to our city.”
Green Industries South Australia’s Managing Director, Ian Overton, said: “South Australia’s leadership in sustainability, renewable energy and the circular economy helps attract companies like NEXTDC to invest in South Australia. South.
“We look forward to helping NEXTDC make this data center an example of sustainability in action, embracing circular economy principles to reduce waste, use recycled content and reduce carbon emissions.”
NEXTDC’s corporate operations and data center solutions are certified 100% carbon neutral under the Australian Federal Government’s Climate Active program. NEXTDC’s data center design and operations are also recognized in a case study by the Climate Council of Australia.
For more information on NEXTDC, visit www.nextdc.com
For more information on South Australia’s high-tech capabilities, visit www.invest.sa.gov.au/ai