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C1 Canberra data centre

NEXTDC's C1 data centre is Canberra's most connected data centre, serviced by all major carriers and connects directly to the ICON network..

Built to ASIO T4 requirements, C1 is the most secured and resilient facility offering extremely high physical security for protecting Government data. Situated just 6km northwest of Canberra's CBD, C1 has excellent access to major public infrastructure, with two onsite substations, delivering the critical power supplies that Government and Enterprise require.

Canberra's most connected hub

C1 residents have access to the country's most dynamic and diverse digital ecosystem comprising the world's largest cloud platforms including AWS, Microsoft, IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud, along with the nations carrier networks and service provider partners.

By enabling new business models and a seamless way for Canberra to connect, C1 plays a significant role in the growth of cloud-based economic activity in regional Australia, bringing innovation to the delivery of digital Government services.

AWS Direct Connect Live in Canberra

C1 is Canberra's only AWS Direct Connect location, enabling Federal Government and other organisations to integrate cloud services and internal applications into a seamless, highly secure cloud deployment.

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Microsoft ExpressRoute

Microsoft ExpressRoute services can be accessed over the ICON network using AXON. C1 provides agencies with a secure location to host Azure Stack deployments alongside high-speed connectivity directly into Azure and other services offered by Microsoft.

Learn more about Microsoft ExpressRoute here.

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Benefit from data centre design excellence



When your infrastructure is stored in our data centres, it's protected by advanced physical security systems and protocols. These include a multi-layered access system with individual authentication using combined biometric fingerprint technology and ID access cards (IDACs), an extensive CCTV network and 24/7 onsite security staff.


High density power

NEXTDC data centres are designed to handle the increasing power requirements of virtualised machines and as the home of cloud computing, our data centres offer some of the highest power densities in the country.


100% availability and N+1 redundancy

Our data centres are designed to a minimum of UTI Tier III standard, which means N+1 redundancy on all critical systems, delivering extremely high levels of service availability. We back our reliability with a 100% no-break power guarantee in our SLA.



NEXTDC is leading the industry in green initiatives to reduce consumption and environment impacts, and keep our PUE ratings as low as possible.


Engineering excellence

NEXTDC’s expert in-house engineering team add significant value with both their operational cadence and customer engagement on all non-standard design requirements. The same engineers who design and build the facilities also work with large enterprise customers to create solutions tailored for their specific needs.

Who is in the C1 ecosystem?

veritec [solved]
Nextgen Networks
Optus Networks Pty Ltd
NEC Australia Pty Ltd
Telstra Corporation Limited

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