[AusNOG] Melbourne Primus/Vocus datacenter at 55 King closing
jamesmurphyau at me.com
Wed Apr 14 21:57:21 EST 2021
I don't think anyone is disputing the fact its the truth (are they?) - I think people are more speculating the fact that it couldn't possibly be the truth if the first they are hearing about it is on a mailing list (rather than from their account manager)
It seems like - as bad as that would be - that's exactly what has happened.. And if Vocus is remaining in any type of Telecommunication business after exiting the Datacenter business, they're going to have to offer some ridiculously cheap prices or suck some major ass after this (now public) major ball drop ..
People (well, definitely me) are reading this email thread wondering how on earth people are really only finding out about these data centre plans via a mailing list or by finding a lost email in their spam folder?!?
We just left 55 King over the past two weeks - so I'm glad we weren't as unlucky as others.. But if we were just finding out about this after reading this email thread, I'm sure my boss would be loosing it
> On 14 Apr 2021, at 9:55 pm, Nick Pratley <nick at npratley.net> wrote:
> Seems legit...
> https://www.realestatesource.com.au/charter-halls-1-5-billion-two-tower-melbourne-cbd-office-complex-approved/ <https://www.realestatesource.com.au/charter-halls-1-5-billion-two-tower-melbourne-cbd-office-complex-approved/>
> Charter Hall seem to want to knock the building down.
> On 14 Apr 2021, 9:34 PM +1000, Jared Hirst <jared.hirst at serversaustralia.com.au>, wrote:
>> Link the DA / Plan for the sites then if it's a co-incidence? Vocus tried to offload the business in 2017 and couldn't.
>> Vocus also confirmed it had appointed advisors to sell off its Australian data centre assets. Vocus operates 20 data centres in Australia, which were valued at $160 million by Macquarie analysts in May, according to a report in the Australian Financial Review. <http://www.afr.com/street-talk/macquarie-runs-numbers-on-vocus-groups-data-centres-20170503-gvyfmm> Vocus made $46.5 million from its data centre business in FY17, down from $50 million the previous financial year.
>> The company said it would continue to evaluate its other non-core Australian assets for a potential sale, and that it had received further approaches for potential acquisitions since announcing the asset review in August."
>> Sounds 100% like a shut down is happening. Which I think is a great idea, the Doody street site and 55 King are both terrible sites, but they should be open about it if that is the truth.
>> - Jared
>>> On April 13, 2021, 4:27 PM GMT+10 nathanael at prodigy.com.au <mailto:nathanael at prodigy.com.au> wrote:
>>> Unless there’s a replacement planned (particularly one planned to open before the existing one closes), I’m not sure whether it really matters whether there was an external or internal motivation for the change, the end result is much the same.
>>> -Nathanael Bettridge
>>> From: Mailing Lists <lists at dreamboat.id.au <mailto:lists at dreamboat.id.au>>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, 13 April 2021 11:08 AM
>>> To: Nathanael Bettridge <nathanael at prodigy.com.au <mailto:nathanael at prodigy.com.au>>
>>> Cc: adam brzovic <brzovicadam at gmail.com <mailto:brzovicadam at gmail.com>>; ausnog at ausnog.net <mailto:ausnog at ausnog.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Melbourne Primus/Vocus datacenter at 55 King closing
>>> Hi All,
>>> There is no grand conspiracy here. 55 King is being knocked down by the building owner for a bigger tower, 59 Doody has a road planned to go through it.
>>> Certainly we could do better with notifications and I'm sure your account managers would love to hear feedback on how we can improve.
>>> On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 10:41 AM Nathanael Bettridge <nathanael at prodigy.com.au <mailto:nathanael at prodigy.com.au>> wrote:
>>> Our account manager just advised (after we had to ask first) that the 59 Doody St NSW DC is closing November 2022 as well, so looks like they’re exiting the business entirely.
>>> -Nathanael Bettridge
>>> From: AusNOG <ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net <mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net>> On Behalf Of adam brzovic
>>> Sent: Sunday, 11 April 2021 6:30 PM
>>> To: ausnog at ausnog.net <mailto:ausnog at ausnog.net>
>>> Subject: [AusNOG] Melbourne Primus/Vocus datacenter at 55 King closing
>>> Hi All
>>> I have just found an email lost in my spam folder than the Melbourne Primus datacenter at 55 King Street operated by Vocus is closing down in 4 months on the 1st of August 2021.
>>> I know this is an old datacentre but every time I visit its full of servers and has been very stable since they had power issues 10 years ago so I do not understand why its closing down and now the headache of finding a new provider and moving our servers with only four months notice.
>>> I have had no contact from our account manager, no phone call from anyone which is disappointing and no option provided by Vocus to move our servers to a new location.
>>> Surely if you are actually going to close down a datacenter you would offer to move your customers to a new location free of charge and how about all the network and fiber providers in this location what will happen to them.
>>> Has anyone else received notification that the Primus 55 King Street datacenter is closing down or are they just trying to get rid small customers.
>>> Adam – CCNP Senior Network & Systems Administrator
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