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Global Switch’s Sydney campus is located on the western edge of Sydney’s Central Business District, Australia’s financial and commercial hub. The campus houses two data centres – Sydney East and Sydney West – which together span 73,000 sq m of dedicated world-class technical space.

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  • Australia’s only hyper scale data centre campus, situated on the edge of Sydney’s Central Business District
  • One of Australia’s most diverse and network-dense telecoms ecosystems supported by multiple exchanges and four geographically diverse building entry points
  • 73,000 sq m data centre campus without the need for intermediary connectivity
  • 83MVA campus managed with operational reliability and flexibility
  • Flexible solutions from single rack deployments through to multi-megawatt bespoke solutions

Connectivity

Due to its proximity to the Central Business District, the Sydney campus has attracted a diverse and network dense telecommunications presence, making it a natural choice for any carrier seeking to establish a Central Business District PoP. Access to these carriers and other customers is straightforward using our Structured Interconnect System which enables low cost connections across the campus.

Infrastructure

The campus is powered by the largest private high voltage network in New South Wales and reliability of supply is improved further due to the high availability of the adjacent Central Business District energy grid to which it connects at 33,000 volts. Global Switch Sydney has developed an enviable reputation for operational excellence. This, combined with its exceptional engineering and strategic location, has seen the campus become home to many of the world’s largest telecommunication, cloud and financial organisations as well as many state and commonwealth government agencies.

Further Information

Whether you are seeking a small point of presence or a bespoke multi-megawatt data hall solution, our experienced team is on hand to offer advice and talk you through your options.

+61 (0) 2 9566 7000
salessydney@globalswitch.com

Technical Specification
Location
  • The data centre is located less than 1.5km from the financial district and city centre
  • A local metro railway station is located within a 5 minute walk. Inner city tram and bus access is readily available
  • Kingsford Smith Airport is 10km away
Building Overview
  • Global Switch owns the freehold
  • Purpose built
  • Exceeds Tier III operational performance
  • 31,000 sq m of gross space
  • 5 data floors
  • Flexible IT space with ability to create bespoke environments as required
Main Structural Features
  • Reinforced post tensioned concrete construction floors and columns, concrete walls with aluminium cladding and glazing
  • 5.2m slab to slab height
  • Raised floor height of 1,000mm
  • Minimum from raised floor: 3.2m clear height to underside of ceiling
  • Floor loading of 15kN/m²
  • 1 goods lift (11 tonnes), 1 passenger lift
Power
  • 33kV utility supply with N+1 redundancy
  • Utility power supply capacity of 38MVA (planned)
  • Technical (IT) power and mechanical systems supplied by on-site Diesel Rotary UPS with N+2 redundancy
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site fuel storage to support 24 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • Offering 1,850 W/m2 as standard, with higher density solutions fully supported
Cooling
  • 35.4MW of installed and planned cooling provision
  • Minimum N+1 resilience on all systems
  • CRAH units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9
  • Diverse distribution pipework throughout
  • Chilled water cooling system with free cooling loop
  • In rack cooling capability if required
Security
  • Operations Centre manned 24x7x365
  • Security guard patrols 24x7x365
  • Continuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas
  • CCTV records kept for 31 days
  • Comprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas
  • Strict access control procedures to ISO 27001:2013
  • Access control using proximity card readers and biometric systems
  • Physical access via mantrap
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365
  • Secure staging available, if required
Connectivity
  • Carrier Neutral
  • Network dense with access to multiple global and regional carriers and Internet service providers offering Dark Fibre, Wavelength, Ethernet, MPLS, VPLS, IP Transit, Peering, CDN, Storage, Virtualised Services (SDN), Voice, Mobile Services
  • Access to multiple cloud services through leading public, private and hybrid cloud solution providers
  • 3 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 4 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Campus fibre system interconnecting Sydney East to Sydney West
  • Roof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment
  • PipeIX present
Fire Detection and Suppression
  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Inergen gas suppression system in technical areas with dry pipe pre-action sprinkler for additional resiliency
Critical Environments Management
  • Experienced 24x7x365 facilities management team
  • Environment (thermal conditions) monitored 24x7x365
  • All Building Management Systems (BMS) monitored 24x7x365
  • Comprehensive energy metering systems
  • Internationally recognised critical environments programme
Other Services
  • Cross connects
  • Customer reports
  • Deliveries and storage
  • Design and build
  • Fit out
  • On-site facilities
  • Remote hands
  • Technical cleaning and waste disposal
Certifications
  • ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004, 27001:2013
  • OHSAS 18001:2007

Technical specification relates to the completion of all stages of Sydney East.

Location
  • The data centre is located less than 1.5km from the financial district and city centre
  • A local metro railway station is located within a 5 minute walk. Inner city tram and bus access is readily available
  • Kingsford Smith Airport is 10km away
Building Overview
  • Global Switch owns the freehold
  • Purpose built
  • Exceeds Tier III operational performance
  • 41,575 sq m of gross space
  • 7 data floors
  • Flexible IT space with ability to create bespoke environments as required
Main Structural Features
  • Reinforced concrete construction floors and columns, with spandrel panel walls and aluminium glazing panels
  • Minimum 3.6m slab to slab height
  • Raised floor height of 600mm
  • Minimum from raised floor: 3.m clear height to underside of deepest beam
  • Floor loading of 10kN/m²
  • 1 goods lift (10 tonnes), 2 passenger lifts
Power
  • 33kV utility supply with N+1 redundancy
  • Utility power supply capacity of 45MVA (current and planned)
  • Technical (IT) power and mechanical systems supplied by on-site Diesel Rotary UPS with N+1 redundancy
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • On-site fuel storage to support 24 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • Offering 1,000 W/m2 as standard, with higher power density solutions fully supported
Cooling
  • 31.5MW of total cooling provision
  • Minimum N+1 resilience on all systems
  • CRAC units control temperature and humidity in technical space within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9
  • Diverse distribution pipework throughout
  • Chilled water cooling system
  • In rack cooling capability if required
Security
  • Operations Centre manned 24x7x365
  • Security guard patrols 24x7x365
  • Continuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas
  • CCTV records kept for 31 days
  • Comprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas
  • Strict access control procedures to ISO 27001:2013
Security (continued)
  • Access control using proximity card readers and biometric systems
  • Physical access via mantrap
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365
  • Secure staging available, if required
Connectivity
  • Carrier Neutral
  • Network dense with access to multiple global and regional carriers and Internet service providers offering Dark Fibre, Wavelength, Ethernet, MPLS, VPLS, IP Transit, Peering, CDN, Storage, Virtualised Services (SDN), Voice and Mobile Services
  • Access to multiple cloud services through leading public, private and hybrid cloud solution providers
  • 4 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 2 diverse building entry points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Campus fibre system interconnecting Sydney West to Sydney East
  • Roof space availability for satellite and antennae equipment
  • PipeIX present
Fire Detection and Suppression
  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Inergen gas suppression system in technical areas with dry pipe pre-action sprinkler for additional resiliency
Critical Environments Management
  • Experienced 24x7x365 facilities management team
  • Environment (thermal conditions) monitored 24x7x365
  • All Building Management Systems (BMS) monitored 24x7x365
  • Comprehensive energy metering systems
  • Internationally recognised critical environments programme
Other Services
  • Cross connects
  • Customer reports
  • Deliveries and storage
  • Design and build
  • Fit out
  • On-site facilities
  • Remote hands
  • Technical cleaning and waste disposal
Certifications
  • ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004, 27001:2013
  • OHSAS 18001:2007