NEXTDC continued its rollout of data centres today with the opening of the new M2 facility in Tullamarine near Melbourne.
Which-50.com reported last week that NEXTDC had opened a similar facility, the Brisbane B2 data centre.
Organisations connecting to Google Cloud from M2, like those using B2, will directly benefit from direct, highly reliable and very low latency connections.
Local access to Google Cloud removes the need for organisations to haul their Google Cloud workloads back to Sydney via intercapital or internet-based connections. Not only will it alleviate connectivity costs, but it will also enable organisations to achieve maximum performance by close to eliminating latency and jitter across the network.
M2 is the first Victorian data centre to receive Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) from Uptime Institute, the world’s leading independent data centre advisory and certification organisation.
Clients of M2 will be able to connect on-demand to a host of cloud services such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud through AXON.
NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie said, “Cloud is the digital foundation for our customers’ transformation strategies, and as the most valuable resource in business, data forms the building blocks of new world technology and modern digital businesses. As such, the reliability, proximity and accessibility of data and digital infrastructure is essential. The important role NEXTDC plays for our customers is ensuring they are securely and directly interconnected to the IT services and critical digital infrastructure that drive their growth and innovation strategies.”