Perth has carved out a strategic position regionally through its proximity to Southeast Asia, sharing common time zones and direct connections abroad through sub-sea cables. It is shaping as a rival to Australia’s East coast for offshore connection, given its low “latency” or faster connection to Singapore and now also the Middle East.
In light of this, GreenSquareDC secured this key strategic site located between the Perth CDB and Airport for a 96MW hyperscale ‘new age’ sustainable Data Centre.
Onsite collaboration space will be provided for further collaborative research & development, open to Universities, Researches and Travelling PHD’s.
GreenSquareDC is set to become the global partner of choice for environmentally conscious customers seeking safe, secure and sustainable digital infrastructure outcomes.
As such, a new age, sustainable GreenSquareDC Data Centre is coming to market near you soon.
Western Australia’s potential as a hub for data centre operations is highlighted in a new Prospectus, provided to global industry and investors by the State Government.
As at 1 Mar 23, there is a circa $55m pa saving by operating a 96MW Data Centre in Perth rather than Sydney, using fully loaded certified green energy.
Industry experts predict widespread adoption of AI will accelerate the decentralisation of data centre markets, driving development in new locations with lower power costs and higher rates of renewable energy.
WA’s international submarine cables, including the recently launched Oman Australia Cable, make WA as well connected to the major digital global economies of Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe as anywhere on earth.
WA is Asia’s gateway to the nation and Perth is Australia’s western capital and Indian Ocean window to the world, sharing a similar time zone with 60% of the world’s population, including China, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia.
Western Australia has arguably the most renewable energy reserves of anywhere on earth. The State has only 36% coal generation in its grid compared to 59% on the East coast with a 100% renewable energy by 2030.
GreenSquareDC is planning a +150MW hybrid wind and solar farm covering over 3,100ha in regional WA to support WAi1 and these should come online around the same time.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese launched the Oman-Australia subsea cable stating, “it will make Perth a critical data hub for the country — ensuring Australian businesses & industry share data quickly and securely to global markets”.
There is scope within the building design to accommodate both turnkey and powered-shell.
This flexibility coupled with immediate power, its large scale and sustainability benefits will help ensure long term success.
WAi1 will be the only AI ready Data Centre in the region. Being 96MW with very strong green credentials is a key point of difference.
All local operators provide standard data centres, with no notable sustainability features of any real merit.
The next largest data centre in Perth, NextDC at 20MW, is not large enough for the type of scale most cloud/hyperscale customers demand, nor is it AI ready.