On the 19th April, Pulse Data Centre was officially opened by Julieanne Gilbert, Assistant Minister for State Development and Cr Paul Antonio, Mayor of Toowoomba.
The $40M tier III data centre is part of an estimated $11 billion worth of developments currently underway in Toowoomba, and will provide a new source of jobs and investment for the region, enhancing the city’s attractiveness to global businesses.
A development of the FKG Group, Executive Chairman, Gary Gardner said the data centre was in keeping with current world trends that focus on locating data centres in regional locations.
“The majority of the world’s largest data centres are located in regional areas, which thanks to the latest technology can lower costs, scalability and access to national communications infrastructure,” he said.
“Together with the FKG Group’s commitment to exploring opportunities for the development and production of our own power through clean and renewable energy sources, Pulse Data Centre is well positioned to become an extremely cost-competitive offering - attractive to businesses around the world,” he said.
Mr Gardner thanked the Queensland Government for its support, which included a $10 million interest-free loan, via the catalytic infrastructure funding program, that helped facilitate the data centre’s early development.
“Government support, in particular Regional Economic Development, has supported the development of the Pulse Data Centre, and brought it to the attention of potential customers – both nationally and internationally. Business-government partnerships such as these are vital in ensuring the continued development of our regions, generating employment and business opportunities, and ensuring a sustainable future,” he said.
Business Development Manager, John Henderson, said having just celebrated the official opening of the facility the team will be looking to add further certifications. “At Pulse DC, our ever expanding team are always looking for ways to improve sustainability and provide green energy solutions. We’ll be looking at add additional certifications to showcase this.”
The data centre’s opening marks a new phase of innovation and growth for the thriving region.