Rack Your Brains at Pier DC

21 Jun 2017
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Solutions for every requirement.

Pier DC is a world-class datacentre located 20km from the Perth CBD. Open to a range of flexible options, we’ll happily customise a solution to fit your business, Customised Racks,Standard Racks (600 or 800 wide),Caged Solutions and Private Suites.

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  • Non-descript warehouse 20km from the Perth CBD
  • Low risk environmental or security issues
  • No recorded natural disasters for 5 years

Certifications & Standards

  • Uptime Institute Tier III certification of Design Documents
  • Uptime Institute Tier III certification of Constructed Facility

Customer Services

  • Simple all-inclusive with ‘no hidden clauses or costs’ contract
  • Access to managed services and cloud service providers
  • Business continuity area for 48 personnel, fitted with workstations, telephony and kitchen facility
  • Web portal to monitoring your equipment
  • Secured customer parking 

Building Overview 

  • Single storey, non-descript building of 3,000m² on 9,600m² land
  • Total ICT white space of 2,500m²
  • 10 segregated data halls up to 248m² per hall
  • Office and common areas total 500m²
  • Secure data halls with concrete wall & security mesh wire inlay 


  • Site load capacity to 8 MW
  • 4x separate 22kV high voltage (HV) feeds from 2 grids
  • Racks with two power distribution units (PDUs), supplied via two independent
  • Distribution paths
  • Advance UPS flywheel coupled with fast switching Automatic Transfer Switch
    (ATS) for bumpless switching between 2 power feeds (utility and diesel
  • Continuous rated diesel engine-generators to support each 2MVA power island
    in N+1 configuration 

Continuous Power System

  • UPS based on Flywheel Technology
  • No batteries on site 

Cooling Methodology

  • Cooling system designed for WA’s harsh climate
  • Emerson’s chillers with energy saving Adiabatic option deployed in
  • N+1 configuration
  • Target cold aisle temperature of 25ºC ± 2ºC as per ASHRAE recommendation
  • Target moisture limits is 7-14ºC DP as per ASHRAE recommendation


  • Multiple telco connections with diverse underground cable pathways
  • Abundant bandwidth including dark fibre
  • Secure communication room for interconnect cable connections
  • Carrier and vendor neutral
  • Planned satellite link

Fire System

  • Early warning VESDA smoke detector system installed throughout facility
  • Fire prevention using hypoxic air which is breathable air and safe for people and the environment
  • Proactive fire prevention system using revolutionary technology


  • 100 points credential checks for all personnel and for access authorisation
  • Manned 24/7 on site Network Operations Centre (NOC)
  • Biometric authentication system based on palm vein pattern recognition technology. Features industry-leading accuracy with extremely low false rates.
  • Non-intrusive and contactless reader device provides ease of use with virtually no physiological restriction for all users
  • 4 level of security zones with 3 authentication methods: palm scan, pin
  • Identification number (PIN) and RFID access cards
  • Contiguous coverage (internal and external) with high resolution CCTV cameras
  • Remote monitoring access available via VPN
  • Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) Zone 4ready, upgradable to Zone 5 security

Local Content

  • Facility designed by WA’s only two Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designers
  • Facility management and maintenance by team who designed and constructed the facility

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Certifications & Standards

Pier DC has in place an effective Quality Management System to benefit all stakeholders and customer confidence through improved risk management, operational effectiveness and efficiency.