DC Two’s expansion plans have begun with a new data centre in Victoria, Australia entering the next stage of commercialisation after Joule Energy agreed to purchase a modular unit for $482,396.
As part of the deal, the company will deliver Joule one fully integrated and operational data centre module including empty racks, power distribution, cooling, internal networking, hardware, security, fire detection and remote monitoring sensors capable of powering around 800 kilowatts of IT and server equipment. DC Two expects to deliver the data centre on-site to Joule in mid-January. Joule will pay in tranches with the final payment to be made at the completion of onsite commissioning and handover.
Additionally, both companies are working towards formal agreements relating to installing multiple DC Two owned and operated data centre modules at the site. The company is also negotiating power access at the site, with discussions also underway regarding carrying out ongoing management of Joule’s data centre, IT servers and equipment. It is anticipated the ongoing management of Joule’s data centre and equipment will result in future recurring revenue for DC Two.
“We are on track to become the only company in Western Australia with an Uptime Institute accredited tier III data centre,” Justin Thomas, managing director of DC Two, said. “The company will harness this opportunity to investigate the commercial viability of this revenue stream to understand if selling standalone units to customers, locally and globally, could provide significant recurring revenue from these sales in the future.”