BRISBANE, Queensland – August 12, 2015 – On Q Communications today announced the launch of a new enterprise-class data centre located in Townsville, Queensland. The new data centre will allow On Q to meet increased demand for enterprise co-location, cloud and managed services within regional Queensland.

The facility, which is owned and operated by On Q, complements On Q’s existing footprint in Tier 3 data centres across Australia’s East Coast. Complementing those facilities, the Townsville data centre will provide highly resilient geographical diversity – ideal for mission critical applications and data.

“Prior to the Townsville data centre, our presence was limited to capital cities. This facility provides On Q with the first of a number of regional-based data centres, perfect for customer edge equipment, ” said Mark Frost, Managing Director of On Q. “It also provides a boost to the local economy, through the employment of local staff to operate the facility.”

The new data centre will support the full range range of On Q’s services including co-location, cloud platform services, and customised managed services. Supporting up to 140 racks of total capacity, the facility is designed to meet TIA-942 Tier 3 requirements with a total planned capacity of 750kW. Featuring independent, secure suites, the new facility offers fully redundant and independent critical infrastructure, including connectivity, power and cooling equipment.

Designed with environmental and energy efficiency in mind, the facility utilises modular cooling, including total air separation for high efficiency. Modular power infrastructure, including generators and uninterruptible power supplies, provide N+1 redundancy whilst operating at efficient load levels. Housing in a discrete masonry & concrete building well above flood levels, the facility provides a high level of protection against flood, storm and cyclone events.

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About On Q Communications

On Q Communications is a telecommunications carrier, data centre operator, and provider of cloud computing solutions. On Q provide a range of services to governments, small business, enterprise and service provider markets. With infrastructure across metropolitan and regional Australia in addition to Asia Pacific, they are capable of delivering services almost anywhere.

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