Lendlease to cease data centre strategy by 2022

Lendlease has announced that Google Cloud has been selected as its primary cloud provider. Despite being in the midst of developing a $600 million hyperscale facility in Japan, the company intends to exit all eight of its own on-premises data centres across four continents by 2022. 

Google Cloud will become the sole cloud service provider for the property developer by 2022, with its core enterprise systems being re-platformed to run in the cloud. “Lendlease will move to the cloud by migrating its mission-critical enterprise workloads, including its data-intense CAD platforms, in-house project excellence platform, Oli, and its Oracle-based finance system,” Alister Dias, Vice President of Google Cloud Australia and New Zealand, said. “By running on the cleanest cloud in the industry, Lendlease will gain increased efficiency and lower its environmental footprint.” 

Through its Lendlease Data Centre Partners (LLDCP) joint venture, Lendlease is developing a 645,800 square foot data centre outside Greater Tokyo due for operation in 2024. The development will be one of the largest in Japan, and close to half of the site has reportedly already been pre-leased.

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