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NEXTDC announces new edge data centre network and launches SC1 on Sunshine Coast

NEXTDC announces new edge data centre network and launches SC1 on Sunshine Coast

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NEXTDC has announced the launch of its new edge data centre network with the acquisition of its first regional data centre site in Maroochydore, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast (SC1).

SC1 is the first in a series of geographically dispersed, edge data centres that will enable low-latency services to regional businesses and networks across Australia.

Leveraging NEXTDC’s core data centre platform, these new edge sites form regional digital hubs, enabling businesses to seamlessly integrate their technology to aaS providers and cloud platforms.

This new infrastructure will help bolster support for regional business communities, helping drive innovation, connectivity and growth more easily through enhanced access to digital services previously uncatered for.

Edge data centres benefit from the implementation of 5G regional networks and the growing needs of businesses who require low-latency and high resilience in their digital infrastructure.

“The Edge is an emerging pillar of our digital infrastructure platform. The acquisition of SC1 and the SCIBN Cable Landing Station leverages several years of research into the growth of Edge Computing and the current and future requirements of digitally enabled regional communities,” said NEXTDC Chief Executive Officer, Craig Scroggie. 

“SC1 marks an important first step in our edge data centre network expansion plans which is supported by our national digital infrastructure platform.”

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