Case Study

World class data centre opens in northern Adelaide

Edinburgh Parks in northern Adelaide is home to YourDC, South Australia’s largest and most advanced data centre.

The state-of-the-art facility has the capacity for 2,400 petabytes of storage, or about the same amount as 150 million smartphones of data, and will host more than a billion dollars of IT equipment and services when all 800 racks in the centre are filled.

Founder of YourDC Scott Hicks said the essential infrastructure, worth $30 million, paves the way for South Australia to compete nationally and globally over the next two decades.

“YourDC is the only data centre in South Australia built to Tier 3 specifications, meaning it’s the only facility in this state that has no single point of failure,” Scott said.

“YourDC protects data from every risk – fire, intrusion, power or internet outages, you name it.

“We have two of everything which means that if by some fluke a semi-trailer took out one side of the building it wouldn’t affect our ability to ensure business continuity for our customers.

“The north was chosen as the location for YourDC because of its strategic advantage – Edinburgh Parks is 25 kilometres out of the city so businesses anywhere are protected from risk.

“To have a data centre of this standard and quality at Edinburgh effectively makes the north an IT hub.”

Scott said the YourDC building was formerly a car exhaust systems factory.

“We acquired the site in July 2015 and it took four months to complete the design, although I’d been dreaming about it for more than a year,” Scott said.

“We commenced construction in October of the same year and by April 2016 we were ready for our first customers, which we think is a monumental feat.

“During the construction of YourDC we created about 100 jobs, made up entirely of Adelaide contractors.

“Everyone worked incredibly hard on site, with great care and attention to detail and I think the finished product speaks for itself.”

YourDC was officially opened by the Premier of South Australia, the Hon. Jay Weatherill on 25 May 2016. For more information visit YourDC