Red Cloud, a leading Australian technology and hosting organisation, has signed a mutually exclusive agreement to deploy the multi-award winning Cannon T4 range of modular data center solutions to power its Data Center Parks expansion across the continent.
The project will see Red Cloud increase its footprint by investing in eleven major data centers around Australia providing one million square feet of technical space. The company is aiming to pursue its disruptive business model, directly targeting wholesale customers with energy-efficient, carrier and technology-neutral data centers. The first facility, The Garry Henley Data Center Park, is imminent, becoming fully operational in the first quarter of 2015 at the Phoenix Business Park situated in Bibra Lake, a suburb of Perth in Western Australia. Hot on the heels of that launch will be two further sites due to be operational by Q3 2015. All of the Red Cloud Data Center on Demand facilities will be populated with the Cannon T4 range of cutting edge MDC Pods.
A unique feature of the Cannon T4 MDC Pods allows for fast deployment in a safe and unobtrusive manner into a working environment, enabling Red Cloud to offer uniquely flexible accommodation options to its clients. The Cannon T4 Pods can be hand assembled in days within the host building using hand tools only, avoiding the need for dangerous manoeuvring using heavy machinery. It is also possible to conjoin adjacent the Cannon T4 Pods into one large data hall for contiguous expansion.
"One of the main drivers in our market is a lower total cost of operation," explains Carl Woodbridge, Red Cloud's CEO, "and that was one of our main drivers in selecting the Cannon T4 MDC range, along with the agility of the product to upgrade components for customers. The customisation aspect is proving to be very popular."
Red Cloud is using Cannon T4's advanced DCIM software to further enhance the client advantage by enabling cutting-edge remote control and monitoring, driving efficiency, resilience, reliability, and security to achieve a robust and predictable environment with the additional benefit of reduced management load.
The partnership followed an extensive and thorough analysis by Red Cloud of modular data center solutions available from providers around the world. "We had quite a shopping list," reveals Woodbridge. "We need to provide clients with a blend of cutting edge efficiency, truly granular incremental growth, high security, and expansion logistics without compromising the high resilience required by their operations." Red Cloud also required an unusually broad range of solutions to enable them to satisfy every type of client need at every Tier level.
Cannon T4 is proving to be the ideal partner as Matt Goulding, the company's managing director, explains: "The Red Cloud-Cannon offering is presenting unprecedented advantages to clients with a grow-as-you-earn solution that substantially reduces investment obstacles and makes investment decisions much easier than traditionally experienced."
"Red Cloud has a vision for expansion beyond Australia and with our partnership Cannon T4 will be there to provide the flexible data center capacity they need," promises Goulding.
ABOUT CANNON T4 Inc
With a 36 year pedigree, Cannon T4 Inc. provides T4 Data Center Solutions around the globe - from building complete data centers as turnkey projects up to TIA 942 Tier 4; to suites of intelligent, environmentally managed infrastructure racks, including cold-aisle cocooning, per-rack access control, video surveillance, intelligent power distribution and UPS. At top turnkey level Cannon designs, supplies, integrates and commissions the IT architecture for military and commercial applications, for mission critical projects. For more information visit: www.cannont4inc.com
About Red Cloud Pty Ltd
Soon to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, Red Cloud is a hybrid Data Center operator and Modular Data Center products reseller. The company offers Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on a wholesale basis, servicing corporate, government, military and intelligence agencies. Red Cloud is also on the Department of Finance Data Center Supplies Panel, providing deployable products and data center services to Federal and State government agencies.
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