DCI Data Centers (DCI), an Australian wholesale data center operator backed by Brookfield Infrastructure, today announced the acquisition of land in Technology Park, Mawson Lakes, which is located 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) north of the CBD of Adelaide, Australia – the country’s fifth largest city. At this site, DCI Data Centers will build its third facility in the market called Adelaide 03 (ADL03), which local press reports indicate could cost over A$100m ($73m) to develop.
As part of today’s announcement, DCI also stated that it is starting construction on its Adelaide 02 (ADL02) data center.
Adelaide, Australia – DCI Data Centers
In the Adelaide, Australia market, DCI Data Centers presently has three data centers either operating or under development.
Adelaide 01 (ADL01)
DCI’s Adelaide 01 (ADL01) data center is located in Kidman Park, a western suburb of Adelaide. The facility comprises 2.2 megawatts of power capacity across 64.6k sqft (6.0k sqm) of area. Additionally, DCI Data Centers has plans to scale ADL01 to 4.0 megawatts of power capacity.
Adelaide 02 (ADL02)
DCI’s Adelaide 02 (ADL02) data center development is located on the same site as ADL01, in Kidman Park.
For the development of ADL02, DCI Data Centers committed A$70m ($51m) to build the facility. Upon completion, the data center will comprise 5.4 megawatts of total IT Load. Finally, Adelaide 02 (ADL02) will be ready for service in the second-half of 2022.
Adelaide 03 (ADL03)
DCI has secured development approval for its Adelaide 03 (ADL03) data center, which will have 8 megawatts of power capacity. Further, the company intends to disclose additional information about this facility over the coming months.
Adelaide, which is the capital of the State of South Australia, is home to companies from the global defense, space, high-tech, and creative industries. Furthermore, Adelaide’s Technology Park itself hosts 100+ companies including L3Harris Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Saab, and SES Networks, amongst others.
DCI Data Centers – Overview
DCI Data Centers (DCI) operates two facilities in Sydney and Adelaide, Australia. Additionally, the company has four further sites under development in Sydney and Adelaide, Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand (AKL01). These development sites include the ADL02 and ADL03 projects.
Beyond Australia and New Zealand, DCI Data Centers notes that it is currently undertaking further site acquisitions globally. Specifically, the company highlights the markets of South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia as international locations of interest.
Through its wholesale data centers, DCI serves cloud service providers, managed service providers, governments, and enterprises.
DCI’s carrier-neutral data centers provide access to national and international carriers. For example, carriers available at the company’s data centers include Telstra, Optus, TPG Telecom, Vocus, 5G Networks, Megaport, Escapenet, Caznet, SABRENet, and FibreconX.
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners – Data Centers
As of Q2 2021, Brookfield Infrastructure owns 54 data centers globally, with ~1.6 million sqft of raised floors and 200 megawatts of critical load capacity. Specifically, operators of Brookfield Infrastructure’s data centers include Evoque in the United States, Ascenty in Brazil, and DCI in Australia. Additionally, in July 2021, Brookfield Infrastructure and Digital Realty established a 50%/50% joint venture to develop and operate data centers in India, under the brand BAM Digital Realty.