NEXTDC ACT Colocation Data Centres: Why Choose Canberra?

Jul 7, 2024



NEXTDC ACT Colocation Data Centres: Why Choose Canberra?

Experience the Full Potential of NEXTDC's Canberra Data Centre

NEXTDC’s premier data centre in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), located in Bruce, just 6km from Canberra’s CBD, offers unparalleled access to major public and telecommunications infrastructure. Our Canberra facility is designed to provide top-tier data centre services with a focus on reliability, efficiency, and advanced technology.

Key Features of the Canberra Data Centre

NEXTDC's Canberra data centre boasts Uptime Institute Tier III certification, ensuring high performance and reliability. The facility is equipped with advanced cooling systems and N+1 power redundancy, guaranteeing that your operations remain uninterrupted, even during maintenance or unexpected outages. Additionally, it is AI-ready, supporting the high-performance computing needs essential for AI workloads and applications.

Key Points:

  • Uptime Institute Tier III Certification: Ensures high performance and reliability.
  • Advanced Cooling Systems: Provides unparalleled efficiency in managing heat and energy use.
  • N+1 Power Redundancy: Guarantees continuous operation by having an extra unit available to ensure system reliability. 
  • AI-Ready: Supports high-performance computing needs essential for AI workloads and applications.

Strategic Advantages of Canberra

Choosing Canberra for your data centre location provides several strategic benefits. As the capital city of Australia, Canberra offers a robust infrastructure and is a hub for governmental and defence activities. The city's proximity to major public and telecommunications infrastructure enhances the connectivity and accessibility of our data centre.

Key Infrastructure Highlights:

  • Proximity to CBD: Located just 6km from Canberra’s central business district.
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure: Excellent access to major public and telecommunications networks.
  • Government and Defence Hub: Strategically positioned in the nation’s capital, catering to the needs of governmental and defence sectors.

Supporting Government and Defence Sectors

NEXTDC’s Canberra data centre is uniquely positioned to support the specific needs of government and defence agencies. The facility provides secure, reliable, and efficient access to critical data and cloud platforms, ensuring that government operations remain seamless and secure. Our advanced security protocols and compliance with stringent industry standards make us a trusted partner for sensitive and mission-critical applications.

Key Benefits for Government and Defence:

  • Enhanced Security: State-of-the-art security measures, including biometric access controls and 24/7 surveillance.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Meets stringent industry standards for data protection and privacy.
  • Reliable Connectivity: Low-latency connections to support real-time data processing and communication.

Empowering Your Organisation with NEXTDC

NEXTDC’s ACT data centre is committed to providing cutting-edge infrastructure, ensuring that your business remains at the forefront of technological innovation. With state-of-the-art capabilities, robust ecosystems, our facilities are designed to empower your business by fostering technological innovation and enhancing operational resilience.

Key Benefits:

  1. Uninterrupted Uptime: Ensures continuous operations and reduces downtime risks with Tier III certification.
  2. Ecosystem Access: Utilises a thriving, interconnected ecosystem of clouds, carriers, and digital services.
  3. Future Technological Advancements: Prepares organisations for the digital age with advanced infrastructure and AI capabilities.


NEXTDC’s Canberra Data Centre represents a pivotal investment in the future of the Australian Capital Territory’s economy. By addressing critical risks associated with outdated data centres and providing a robust, future-ready infrastructure, it ensures that organisations can maintain continuity and drive growth. Establishing a data centre presence in Canberra not only mitigates risks but also positions organisations to thrive in the rapidly evolving digital landscape. 

For the fourth consecutive year, NEXTDC has been awarded the prestigious title of Australian Data Centre Services Company of the Year (2021-2024) by global business research and analyst company, Frost & Sullivan.

Explore the Future of Data Centre Infrastructure

Experience the future of data centre infrastructure and see firsthand how we are supporting government and defence agencies with our advanced solutions. To learn more about our Canberra Data Centre and discover “What’s NEXT” for the Australian Capital Territory's digital infrastructure, contact our team today.



Why Choose NEXTDC for Your Data Centre Needs?

Dynamic Partner Ecosystem:  

Leverage Australia's most extensive partner ecosystem with a community of 750+ partners to enable more connections with carriers, cloud providers, and IT service providers. 

Hybrid Cloud Experience: 

Empowering customers to leverage cloud first strategies and optimise multi-cloud deployments to scale mission critical IT infrastructure. 

AI, High-Performance Computing and Edge Design:  

NEXTDC is at the forefront of supporting Edge computing and High-Performance Compute (HPC) requirements, providing customised solutions to accelerate your AI journey.  

100% Uptime:  

The only data centre operator in the southern hemisphere with Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability, NEXTDC guarantees zero downtime for reliability and performance. 

Data Centre Interconnectivity:  

Secure, private, and direct access to Australia’s most connected range of global cloud providers, integrated with a nationwide network of data centre facilities. 

World Class Design and Operations: 

Internationally recognised for designing, constructing, and operating Australia’s market leading Tier IV facilities, certified by globally renowned Uptime Institute. 

Sustainability Driven:  

Demonstrating a commitment to sustainability, NEXTDC prioritizes renewable energy sources, achieving leading standards such as 5-star NABERS energy efficiency ratings and TRUE certification. 

DTA Certification for Government Agencies:  

NEXTDC is certified by Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), to ensure compliant and sovereign critical infrastructure choice for government at all levels. 

Industry Recognition:  

NEXTDC, a listed company on the ASX 100, stands out with industry peer awards as the region's most innovative and customer focused data centre provider. 

Carbon Neutral Operations:  

NEXTDC's corporate operations are certified carbon neutral under the Australian Government’s Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard. 

Efficiency and Cost Management:  

Engineered for outstanding energy efficiency, NEXTDC data centres deliver industry-leading benchmarks for minimising operational cost and total cost of ownership.

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