Australia-based data center service provider NextDC, has just opened its newest facility P2, located in Perth, Western Australia.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was chaired by Hon. Dave Kelly MLA, Western Australia’s Minister of Innovation and ICT. Other Attendees include representatives of the WA technology, Enterprise and Government sectors, alongside Andrew Hammond, Chair Commissioner; John Carey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; as well as guests from the Premiers’ office and City of Perth council members.

The new hyperscale colocation facility P2 is a 20MW Tier IV data center. With a 10KW rack average, P2 is expected to support high-density power and compute requirements in Western Australia (WA).

“We are immensely proud of the hard work and innovative thinking that has gone into building P2, which is our first Tier IV data center in Perth, and we are thrilled to officially open the doors to WA customers,” said Craig Scroggie, CEO of NextDC.

“P2 is a critically important digital infrastructure investment for Perth, as it will help to support the extraordinary growth of data, and the reliance on the applications and digital platforms that drive our connected world.”

NextDC also boasts that P2 features a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15 and the facility is linked to submarine cable networks that connect Perth to South-east Asia and Sydney. P2 is also directly connected to NextDC’s P1 data center in Malaga, a suburb of Perth – via the company’s Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) services.

“It’s fantastic to see P2 officially open after completing the project on time and on budget. Constructing Perth’s first Tier IV data center required an immense focus on quality and we’re incredibly proud of the end result, with P2 delivering a world-class digital infrastructure asset for WA,” said Chris Palandri, Regional Managing Director for Multiplex.

Multiplex is the lead construction partner on the P2 project after being awarded the contract in September 2019. The contract covered the construction of six levels of data halls, two levels of electrical infrastructure and back-up power generation. The contracted construction stage also includes perimeter security, basement services, car parking and customer experience office facilities.