Tasmania IT jobs boost18 August 2016 by News Desk
Tasmania IT jobs will be created by Australian data centre company Red Cloud.
Tasmania IT jobs and construction employment will be created with construction of Tasmania’s first global-standard data centre located at Cambridge’s SPARK Business Hub.
Around 80 local jobs will be created before the $40 million data centre site enters the operational phase when an additional 17 roles will be created.
New data capacity delivered by the new site will be a major boost to economic development in Tasmania.
The planning and design stage will begin immediately with completion expected to be September 2017.
Tasmania IT jobs boost
The Cambridge site was chosen after an extensive site selection process.
“We had initially anticipated acquiring an existing industrial building that would be repurposed as a data centre, however we were unable to find a suitable building that fulfilled all of our requirements,” said David Combes, Red Cloud State Manager Tasmania.
“SPARK Business Hub was able to satisfy all of our selection criteria including our power, high speed data requirements as well as our specific requirement for a redundant power feed to the site.”
Technology employed by Red Cloud has won international industry and peer awards with achievements in the field of ‘green’ technologies that deliver reduced power consumption and reduced operating costs for consumers.
Red Cloud is currently a member of the Australian Federal Government’s major ICT Program and the Data Centres Services Panel.
The Cambridge site will house Tasmania’s first Internationally Accredited Uptime Institute Tier III data centre as part of the government’s policy to grow the state’s ICT industry.
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