Fujitsu Australia has opened an new A$60 million data centre in Melbourne with an emphasis on environmental sustainability, and of course, performance.
The $60 million investment by Fujitsu focused on security, connectivity and availability enhancements to provide its 2,000 Australian enterprise and government customers with increased access to secure hosting services, the company said. Fujitsu also weighs the environmental sustainability of its data centres and Noble Park is now operating as one of the most energy efficient facilities of its size in the country.
According to Fujitsu, its data centres have a target PUE of 1.7 and that the company reports all GHG emission by the Noble Park facility, as well as all others in its Australian data centre network, to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System (NGERS).
Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said, “In the last few years Fujitsu has made significant local investments in new technology areas including data centres, cloud services, application development and managed services. We will continue to invest in ensuring that our customers have access to the best possible infrastructure in the region. The Noble Park upgrade is consistent with this strategy. The facility makes a key contribution to Fujitsu’s global data centre capability, which includes over 100 data centres worldwide.”
Below is Fujitsu’s sustainability targets for 2012 and 2020 from a 2008 baseline, including electricity usage in its offices, data centres, travel, and use of renewable energy.