Leading Edge Data Centres (LEDC) has opened a new data centre site in Albury Wodonga, serving the greater Riverina region, providing regional Australian businesses and communities with greater access to distributed cloud networks through reliable, cost-effective connectivity.
Powered by Schneider Electric, the modern, scalable, and secure Tier III data centre will reduce network latency and increase internet speed, while providing continuous power, reliability, and high security. The world-class Tier III data centre has been designed for Australian conditions, thus providing additional environmental protections.
“We are excited and privileged to be a partner on this project, allowing Australians in regional areas to access high-speed connectivity and direct cloud fabric. The opening of this new data centre in the Riverina region will provide the digital infrastructure needed for Australians for generations to come,” said Vice President Segments and Secure Power, Joe Craparotta.
“Schneider’s Tier III certified edge data centres have been designed and constructed in line with Chris Thorpe and LEDCs vision. They are built for Australian conditions, designed for regional locations with both sustainability and greater direct cloud access as a priority,” added Craparotta.
The data centre will be part of a highly connected network of data centres across regional NSW, providing new connectivity options and greater opportunities for local business growth. LEDC has invested over $7 million to open the facility with new state-of-the-art technology, easily accessible to local businesses.
The new data centre will effectively lower the region’s dependency on Sydney’s data centres, bringing direct benefits to a wide range of communities and businesses across the Riverina and allowing national enterprise to now reach a regional market that has traditionally been ignored.
Speaking of the launch, Leading Edge Data Centres’ CEO, Chris Thorpe, said the opening is an important milestone for regional areas. “We are thrilled to launch the Albury Wodonga data centre, providing more choice for local consumers and businesses when it comes to high-speed internet and direct cloud connectivity. It’s more important than ever before for our metropolitan and regional communities to be digitally connected with equivalent capabilities.”
The data centre has garnered strong support from local stakeholders including Business NSW and Albury City council.
AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King said the new data centre is an important milestone for the region, enhancing digital connectivity and opening the door to new opportunities.
“This new facility will give existing businesses more options for innovation and growth, whilst enhancing our attractiveness as an investment location.
“It will bring us up to speed with capital cities like Sydney and Melbourne and allow us to operate more effectively in a global market.”