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1TB bandwidth with all servers

Read More 3rd Sep 2009
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You’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve now changed the inclusive bandwidth for all Dedicated Servers and UltraVM™ virtual servers, starting from September. Servers now come with 1TB monthly transfer included as standard – that’s 5x the previous allowance of 200GB – without any price change.  Recently the wholesale bandwidth price has gone down and…Read More

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Dell PowerEdge R710 now available

Read More 4th Aug 2009
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We’re pleased to announce the addition of the Dell PowerEdge r710 to our dedicated server range. The new model supports 2 x Intel 5500 series Xeon processors, up to 144GB of RAM, and up to 6 internal 3.5″ disks, meaning a capacity of up to 5TB in RAID5.  This model replaces the PowerEdge 2950 which…Read More

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Big night at the big chip

Read More 23rd Jun 2009
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On Thursday night we won the Big Green Chip Award at the Big Chip Awards. It was a fantastic night.  As we near completion of our new data centre we wanted to generate more awareness of what Melbourne is and what we can offer and this was the perfect result. We have long worked with…Read More

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Nearly there!

Read More 9th Jun 2009
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Our Turing House datacentre is now almost complete.  Below are some pictures, showing the air conditioning, UPS, and the first ten cabinets which were recently placed.  Just some finishing touches to infrastructure before we start moving kit in.

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UPS made live

Read More 2nd Jun 2009
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With the room nearing completion, our first APC UPS, delivered last week, has now been commissioned and is live.  This gives us 96kW of standby power, which will power roughly the first ~20 cabinets in our new facility.  Pictures to follow.

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Room cleaning and painting

Read More 29th May 2009
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Now that the bulk of the heavy work has been completed, the room has been cleaned and painted.  If you watch our webcam you’ll see that the vented ceiling tiles have also been installed, which will form a hot air return plenum to the air conditioning units.

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Welcome to our new staff!

Read More 27th May 2009
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Melbourne has recruited two staff as it prepares to open its new 3,000 server data centre in June. Rob Greenwood joins as lead developer and systems administrator.  Rob, who has worked at Auto Trader and UKFast, will be developing and supporting Melbourne’s UltraCloud and UltraFire offerings, as well as designing bespoke server solutions for clients….Read More

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Datacentre cleaning

Read More 27th May 2009
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After lots of heavy-duty work from various contractors, which are now complete, we’re having the datacentre professionally cleaned, both above and below the raised floor.  This ensures that when we start putting servers in there, that there will be a distinct lack of dust particles flying around!