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Canberra’s newest Data Centre – Interview with Managing Director, Macquarie Government

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Macquarie recently opened their $17M new Data Centre in Canberra – we speak with Aiden Tudehope, Managing Director, Macquarie Government.

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Macquarie Data Centres and Macquarie Government, part of Macquarie Telecom Group have opened the latest facility in the company’s secure data centre portfolio – Intellicentre 5 (IC5) – in Canberra, purpose-built to house the most highly classified Australian Government workloads.

The $17 million ‘bunker’ data centre is a product of a record year for Macquarie, during which the company invested over $100 million into the construction of secure, sovereign Australian data centres in Sydney and Canberra, after pioneering the industry 20 years ago. The IC5 construction alone supported over 400 construction and related industry roles in the ACT.

IC5 expands Macquarie’s sovereign data centre footprint in Canberra, providing a fully sovereign ecosystem in terms of supply chain, staff, and data access and storage. Alongside Macquarie’s adjacent Intellicentre 4 (IC4), the new facility offers further capacity for Government cloud workloads and an additional secure facility to back up data.

The combined 4-megawatt (MW) facilities leverage the latest physical and virtual security and compliance credentials to manage highly classified Government cloud workloads. These include being a Tier IV, SCEC Zone 5 ready data centre, supported by over 150 NV1 government-cleared engineers – including in its 24x7x365 support centre – a 25 per cent increase in cyber security engineers since construction commenced in July 2020.



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