Telstra: Telstra converts two data centers into carrier-neutral colocation facilities

Jul 29, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Telstra has announced the conversion of two of its data centers into carrier-neutral colocation facilities. Based in Sydney and Melbourne, both facilities have a PUE of 1.61 and 10MW power capacity.

This move, according to reports, could be the first in a series of smaller data centers opening up, as many as seven; however, for now, Testra will only sell the product through Telstra Wholesale.

Speaking about the conversions, Telstra's InfraCo Exchanges & Infrastructure executive Rachel Johnson-Kelly said that they provide "greater flexibility for customers working with other carriers for their connectivity."

The company has suggested that up to seven other data centers could be rolled out in the future

She added: "These Data Centres provide 100% power availability targets, which are backed by service levels and rebates. They use dual grid feeds with state-of-the-art equipment and support for high power densities, allowing customers to scale on request, without the need to re-configure powering requirements to deliver big data analytic services and peak workloads."

The company secured carbon-neutral certification, and both of the two new carrier-neutral colocation facilities have renewable energy options available.