News and media about CDC.
News and media about CDC.
CDC is pleased to announce that on 23 December 2019 the Future Fund of Australia made a strategic investment in CDC Data Centres (CDC). The investment represents a 24.1% stake of the business and CDC warmly welcomes the addition of another important strategic investor to the CDC journey. Following the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation’s (CSC) investment 3 years ago, the Future Fund’s investment will further strengthen the sovereign credentials of CDC and is a clear endorsement of the increasingly important role CDC’s digital infrastructure plays in the safe and secure functioning of Australia. Joining existing investors Infratil (who retains a 48.2% stake of the business) and CSC (who retain a 24.1% stake post this transaction), the Future Fund will continue to support management of CDC in delivering the innovative world class data centre services that they have become known for over the past 13 years of successful operations, as well as to continue to explore new and emerging opportunities for further growth.
Canberra Data Centres has landed a hyper scale cloud provider, Microsoft, who will establish their services, specifically for Government in the first instance, out of our Canberra based data centre facilities.
This is the first time globally that Microsoft have named the underlying data centre provider they are using for a hyper scale deployment. Microsoft are doing this because of our reputation of security and reliability with Government and this fact alone will remind Government of our credentials of being the best team of data centre subject matter experts in Australia.
Six months after opening of the latest data centre at CDC Hume campus, the ground breaking ceremony for the next building took place by Andrew Barr, ACT Chief Minister at the Fyshwick location.
When the east coast faced extremely hot weather last week, our national energy suppliers knew there would be a big surge in electricity demand – and along with it, the potential for major failures and power disruption across the energy grid.
Canberra Data Centres (CDC) - a majority Australian owned business - provides secure data centre facilities and holds large volumes of government data. By design, CDC is committed to minimising risks and providing operational resilience and stability to customers. With leading energy efficiency innovations and technology, CDC has the ability to operate in ‘island mode’ – by using onsite power generators and recycled water to transfer to fully independent ‘off the grid’ operations if needed.
Knowing that CDC has the capability to self-generate electricity (double its usage requirements) ActewAGL approached CDC to assist with the expected heat wave power demand - to curtail demand and help avert a potential power supply crisis situation.
By switching to self-generated power during the peak usage times, CDC reduced demand on the grid – providing more electricity (5-7 MW) for use by Canberra residences and businesses during this critical period.
CDCs’ Chief Executive Officer, Greg Boorer was excited to be able to take advantage of their state-of-the-art technology and unique facilities design. “Availability for our customers is our major priority – it was excellent that we were able to provide support to the ACT community and national energy network suppliers during this time too.”
It was estimated the combined response to the emergency avoided ‘load shedding’ scenarios that would have affected between 3,000 and 30,000 connections (5,000 to 45,000 people).
ActewAGL General Manager Energy Networks Stephen Devlin has thanked the community for the overwhelming response to the supply emergency. “The combined proactive effort of everyone across Canberra, particularly our large commercial customers, enabled ActewAGL to sufficiently reduce load across the ACT to meet the requirements of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and do ‘our bit’ to help stabilise the network,” said Stephen.
For more information, please contact CDC at: email@example.com or (02) 6260 2277
Ministers Malcolm Turnbull, Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja joined hundreds of IT dignitaries from the Public and Private sectors to officially launch Government cloud; Canberra Data Centre’s new Fyshwick 1 facility.