Construction firm FKG Group has announced the opening of its AU$40 million Tier III datacentre in the outskirts of Toowoomba, approximately 130 kilometres west of Brisbane, Queensland.

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The datacentre is situated on 30 hectares and has immediate access to land for future expansion, FKG Group executive chairman Gary Gardner said.

"The majority of the world's largest datacentres are located not in capital cities but in regional areas, which thanks to the latest technology can provide not only lower costs, but also scalability and access to national communications infrastructure," Gardner said.

"Together with our 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 from around the world."

Pulse DC consists of three standalone datacentres linked by a central security facility. Each datacentre contains four separate data halls spanning 365m2 and will house approximately 180 racks per hall. Each hall is designed to support, as a base, 625kW of IT load.

Telstra and Schneider Electric have partnered with FKG for the new datacentre, with the telco helping with connectivity by way of its regional network. The partnership comes as Telstra makes a recent push to invest

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