Datacom launches “National Network” of datacentres


news Datacom has launched what it calls its “National Network” of interconnected data centres and digital assets.

The National Network is comprised of the firm’s nine data centres, interconnected across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and West Australia.

Datacom said in a statement that they provide a “private, secure, carrier diverse network for accessing digital assets and public cloud resources, with guaranteed availability and throughput”.

The advantages offered by the network mean “almost every aspect” of customers’ IT infrastructure is customisable and scalable in both speed and storage, according to Datacom. It further claims “industry leading” reliability and security, while also complying with state data localisation laws.

“We are proud of what we’ve achieved with the National Network. [It] means that customers will experience the best possible experience from our high performance network, from almost anywhere in Australia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Glenn Scown, Director, Datacom Systems Australia.

The National Network utilises third party telecoms providers and their fibre networks, meaning customers can choose direct data through their choice of dedicated connections and how that data is routed and stored. Additionally, this carrier diversity ensures greater network consistency, according to Datacom.

The National Network is scalable, with speeds from 1Mbps to 10Gbps, and will offer multiple bandwidth options with burst capabilities to accommodate peak traffic volumes.

“Customers can scale up and down as needed without having to maintain constant peak-level capacity and expenditure, reducing costs,” Scown said.

The service incorporates Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud, as well as Datacom’s cloud platform, Datacom Cloud Services. Datacom said this provides the “flexibility, scalability and redundancy modern customers require”, including within hybrid environments.

“We think this is a fundamental game changer for the Australian data centre market, and offers capabilities no one else in the market can fulfil,” said Scown. “We guarantee availability and throughput, and the support of the world’s leading public cloud vendors creates a robust infrastructure that can cater to any company’s need, from small business to multi-national.”

Datacom said it will continue to expand the service, including rolling it out to New Zealand and allowing access to trans-Tasman businesses.