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June 14 2016, by Aidan Tudehope | Category: Government

June 14 2016 – Macquarie Telecom will expand by 50 percent the capacity of the Canberra data centre “bunker” at the heart of its secure services to the Federal Government, it announced today.
The expansion to the Intellicentre 4 data centre, opened in 2014, will begin within weeks and be completed by early 2017.

It is the first stage of a plan that could quadruple the centre’s footprint in response to growth in demand for Macquarie’s secure network services offerings to government, Macquarie Telecom Managing Director Hosting and Government Aidan Tudehope said.

“The Government’s twin agendas of cloud-first for Government computing and the Cyber Security Statement released earlier this year are rapidly changing the face of Government computing and communications,” Mr Tudehope said.

“As they move to embrace the agility and flexibility of the cloud, more and more agencies are realising that they must ‘bake in’ security from the start.

“Macquarie Telecom’s huge presence in providing secure Internet gateway services to more than a third of government agencies, combined with our Government certified secure cloud services and all-onshore infrastructure, has us perfectly placed to partner with government agencies making this secure transition,” he said.

Macquarie’s cloud facility in Canberra was purpose built to meet these special needs of Government clients, and the expansion program is intended to ensure we are able to continue to provide for the growing demand,” Mr Tudehope said.

“We are now logging about 1.4 billion events and scanning 22 million emails as they enter the Federal Government environment every month through our Internet Gateway,” Mr Tudehope said.
The IC4 announcement comes on top of an announcement last month a contract for an additional up to 2.5MW of capacity for a Fortune 100 company at the IC2 data centre.

Macquarie plans to finalise building contracts for the first stage expansion of IC4 by the end of August and have builders on site in time to open the expanded facility early in the new year.

Aidan Tudehope

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Aidan is co-founder of Macquarie Technology Group and has been a director since 1992. He is the Managing Director of Macquarie Government & Hosting Group and is invested in leading the contribution from the Australian industry on all matters Cloud & Cyber policy related.

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