The Corning Case Study

22 Jun 2017
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Superior reliability and 100 percent uptime are core requirements for a datacentre, underpinning everything from the speed of operations to availability and energy efficiency.

Pier DC, one of the newest players in Australia’s datacentre market, is the only Tier III-certified facility located within Canning Vale, 20 kilometres south of the Perth CBD, Western Australia. The company recently secured a partnership access agreement with all three signatories to GovNext, enabling Pier DC to offer strategic datacentre services to all Western Australian state and local government agencies over the next five years.

GovNext specifies Tier III accreditation as the minimum standard for state government agencies as this tier includes rigorous uptime requirements. This tier also requires redundant components and multiple distribution paths to allow for no shutdowns for maintenance, repair, or replacement of equipment. Pier DC’s Tier III certification validates that the organisation provides an additional dimension of trust and security, and offers lower environmental risks compared to its city-based competitors. This certification also means the facility meet the stringent requirements for colocation and wholesale data centre service providers for GovNext. With 2,500 m² ICT whitespace, Pier DC needed the right infrastructure to take on the next generation of cloud services and to ensure the rapid and seamless transmission of data, voice, and video to an increasing number of its customers’ end users.


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