[AusNOG] Your Experience with Brisbane Data Centres

Ryan Crouch ryan at apexn.com.au
Mon Aug 12 09:27:08 EST 2013

Hey Chris & AusNOG,

As someone who has equipment in most of the facilities in Brisbane far I
can comment that if your requirements are simple and you need space +
connectivity to X carrier who is in the facility you're choosing then most
DC's will do the job if they tick all your boxes.

In my opinion NextDC is the most attractive offer for a number of the
standard reasons such as power and WAN connectivity zoning however where
they really win is the simple fact is the most Carrier/network options are
available and it's usually where critical infrastructure is located.
Basically, you're closer the centre of more Carrier networks at this
facility compared to others. The framework NextDC provides for x-connects
while comparably costly when considering some other locations is not tied
to any commercial relationships and you won't find yourself bent over a
barrel when choosing to deal with others to deliver services of all
different types. Do not underestimate the Ecosystem that NextDC markets as
it's actually a significant tool in getting things done and when many
prevalent IT/Network providers are 'in the facility' and just a x-connect
away it just makes life easier when putting together solutions for

There is nothing worse in my eyes than being pushed or limited in your
choices of network connectivity or solution providers because every few
years the scenery changes and what was good two years ago may no longer be.
This is especially true with the industry wide acquisitions that go on.
Those aside, the cycle of carriers/providers being aggressive with
offerings changes frequently too and often it's best to leverage that than
be stuck under an old model.

If you want the ultimate flexibility for your business in arguably the
better facility then NextDC B1 is the best choice. The additional money you
will spend in the short term to be there will fast be outweighed by the
commercial advantages you can benefit from in the long run.

Most Power/Capacity decisions can be made looking at the data sheets but as
someone who has to deal with most of these DC's on a weekly basis I just
wanted to provide another perspective that you may be undervaluing when
making your decision.

Good luck!


*From:* AusNOG [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] *On Behalf Of *Ross
[Eve IT]
*Sent:* Monday, 12 August 2013 9:04 AM
*To:* Chris Macko
*Cc:* ausnog at lists.ausnog.net
*Subject:* Re: [AusNOG] Your Experience with Brisbane Data Centres

+1 NextDC in Brisbane.

On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM, Chris Macko <cmacko at intervolve.com.au>

Hi Guys,

Hope you're all enjoying your day!

We're planning out our expansion of services in Brisbane, and are looking
to the market for available data centre facilities, this isn't an area
where we have our own nor will we, so are looking for growth options in
another providers data centre  .

If you have any recommendations on who to expand out with (or else avoid)
and experiences (whether positive or negative), could you please PM me

Kind Regards,

Chris Macko
Managing Director
Interhost Pacific Pty Ltd t/a Intervolve

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