CDC currently operates nine secure data centres, powered by 140 megawatts, that are interconnected by hi-speed communications across four campuses in Sydney (Eastern Creek) and Canberra (Fyshwick and Hume). This will grow to in excess of 250 megawatts across 7 campuses and 13 data centres by 2023.
The construction of two new data centres will commence at both Eastern Creek and Hume campuses in the 1st quarter of 2021. CDC has commenced construction of its first two campuses in Auckland, New Zealand, that will be available to support customers in late 2021.
CDC is expanding to meet the demands and requirements of its customers who care about where their data is placed. By 2023 CDC will grow to 250 megawatts across 7 campuses and will include 13 physical and independent data centres.
CDC’s concurrently maintainable architecture exists across all critical data centre building blocks offering maximum availability and redundancy.
CDC understand the importance of up-time and contract to guarantee 100% availability across all of its data centre halls.
CDC regularly negotiates with its energy providers to ensure that the pass through costs of electricity are kept to a minimum.
CDC provides either individual racks or PODS (up to 32 racks) to clients and can be customisable by size and power density.
CDC has a base offering of 5Kw per rack up to 50Kw per rack which can also be spread across a POD rather than confined to a single rack.
CDC’s precision cooling also allows the building of custom rooms or suites for customers.
CDC facilities are designed to meet physical security standards – Zone 4 security as a minimum. SCEC endorsed consultants ensure the PSPF requirements are met for physical security, access control and Type 1 alarms. CDC facilities have an upgrade path to easily provide Zone 5 security if needed.
CDC has implemented a sophisticated alarm and monitoring system. 24 hour a day on-site guards are fully trained in emergency and continuity processes. They conduct regular patrols inside and outside of the facility. Individual clients only have access to their POD or their dedicated room.
CDC clients can access the facility at any time. CDC has procedures in place to allow clients, their service providers and recognised contractors access to the site. Access restrictions within CDC ensure that clients are only able to access their personal equipment.
CDC has designed all data centres to include a closed water-cooling system. CDC use approximately 40 litres of water each day in the operation of every data centre for humification.
CDC’s clean, air-cooled, ultra-high efficient ‘chiller’ technology reduces water use over traditional data centres by a minimum of 50,000 litres of clean drinking water per day.
CDC uses a standardised approach to data centre infrastructure implementing a Hot Aisle Containment solution that is 50 per cent more efficient than a combination of perimeter/point cooling.
This increases availability, reliability, density and maintainability through multi-density cooling that is integrated with client workloads within CDC infrastructure.
AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupation Health and Safety Management System
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
PCI-DSS Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard
SOC 2 Type II – Services Organisation Controls 2 (SOC 2) Type II
Protective Security Policy Framework certified
Defence Industry Security Program member
Each CDC data centre is designed for flexibility and scalability to accommodate the ever changing requirements and changing technology across a planned 30 to 50 year life span.
By using modular pod-based architecture, the power and cooling footprint can continually adapt to the inherent nature of ever-changing ICT requirements whether that be overall capacity, rack density, floor loading or coping with the continual evolution of ICT infrastructure technology.
The CDC design approach reduces your total cost of ownership (TCO) in that you only pay for things that matter without impacting performance or security. CDC data centres are designed, built and operated to last in excess of 50 years partly due to CDC's modular deployment approach to power and cooling infrastructure.