Datacom in national deal

29/07/2014 - 10:02

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Perth-based Datacom Systems WA has beefed up its data centre capacity as demand for hosted and cloud-based services grows.

Datacom Systems WA managing director Basil Lenzo.

Perth-based Datacom Systems WA has beefed up its data centre capacity as demand for hosted and cloud-based services grows.

The company has signed a national agreement with data centre operator NEXTDC for space in its five data centres across Australia - the first being the new $80 million facility in Malaga.

The agreement gives Datacom an initial ‘pod’ of 24 racks at the centre - a mere 1.6 per cent of the total rack space capacity at the NEXTDC facility.

The company has also just completed a multi-million dollar upgrade of its existing Perth data centre to increase capacity.

Datacom WA director Basil Lenzo said the agreement with NEXTDC enabled it to give customers the reassurance of storing data in two separate data centres.

“[The agreement] not only enables Datacom to extend our data centre solutions to our client base without capacity restrictions, but also to provide our existing data centre clients with access to dual data centre solutions,” he said.

Datacom has been growing through acquisition over the past year initiated by its purchase of struggling peer XciteLogic.

It acquired intellectual property and assets focused on the education sector after XciteLogic was placed into administration owning debts of just less than $4 million.

Datacom also absorbed another company, Red11, in a non-financial merger in April.

Datacom Systems WA was founded in 2007 by Mr Lenzo, David Cameron and Peter Giannas.

The trio secured investment from Datacom National to launch the business, which operates in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and the Phillipines, and proceeded to grow the company with an initial 48 per cent shareholding.

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