Hewlett-Packard to open key IT data centre in Sydney
18 February 2011
Global technology company Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced that it will invest in a multi-million dollar Next Generation Data Centre in Eastern Creek, Western Sydney, expected to open later this year.
HP’s facility will provide organisations with the infrastructure they need for cloud computing services, application modernisation and data centre transformation. It will also provide IT resources to help organisations simplify applications and improve business process while increasing operational efficiency and reliability.
The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, said, “Infrastructure such as this Next Generation Data Centre exemplifies the type of forward-looking investment activity that the National Broadband Network is encouraging in Australia. It is a tangible demonstration of how the government’s investment in the NBN is driving corporate investment in the Australian ICT sector.”
The investment is part of HP’s US$1 billion transformation to retire legacy assets and build new, modernised facilities. HP said it is expanding its commitment to Australia as it is home to one of the world’s top 10 financial centres and a growing base for multinational companies.
Vice President of Enterprise Services, HP South Pacific, David Caspari said, "Having a sustainable infrastructure that combines a modern platform with the services capability of HP Enterprise Services means organisations can concentrate more on their business and less on managing their IT."