Why Polaris

Queensland’s largest privately owned data centre, providing secure, scalable and flexible storage solutions for your business.

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Sustainable

Polaris and Springfield City Group are committed to delivering sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.

Commitment is reflected in our ISO 14001 accreditation, and our commitment to be net-zero by 2038.

Soverign &
Certified

Polaris is 100% Queensland owned and all data and support services are provided in Australia. All facility staff are vetted by the Australian Federal Police and the AGSVA.

The facility is certified strategic by the Digital Transformation Agency, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001 and is compliant for customer PCI DSS Certification.

The facility is also listed on the Queensland Government’s ICT “DCaaS” Data Centre Panel.

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Scale

Polaris is Queensland’s largest, purpose-built facility and the only large privately owned facility in Brisbane. The facility provides 14,500m2 over 5 levels, with a total leasable technical area of 7,307 sqm.

Expansion capability means customers of Polaris will never have issues accessing additional racks as their storage requirements grow.

The building provides three rectangular shape data floor plates, each of approximately 2,331 sqm on Levels 2-4, which provides approximately 2,000 sqm of technical rack capable area on each floor.

The facility currently is designed to an IT capacity of 9MW.

Connected

Polaris is carrier and managed service provider neutral, with in-house presence of all major carriers, enabling customers the flexibility to choose the right service provider to meet their business needs.

Polaris can provide access to public-cloud onramps via its partner ecosystem.

In addition, Polaris is central to Springfield City Group’s 140km single mode fibre optic network from Polaris to Brisbane’s CBD in a diverse path, connecting into most major Brisbane and Eight Mile Plains data centres. The infrastructure delivers dark fibre network options for carriers with neutral partners. The network is ready for use with options in both termed leases and IRU formats and from a single pair through to high fibre count portions. For more information, please visit.

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Secure

24/7/365 onsite manned security by AGSVA cleared staff.

Mandatory security clearance required for all Polaris staff.

The building provides three rectangular shape data floor plates, each of approximately 2,331 sqm on Levels 2-4, which provides approximately 2,000 sqm of technical rack capable area on each floor.

Separate security access control zones between Data Centre and Plant Levels, Biometric Access control measures employed throughout the facility, video surveillance to all entries, external, lift lobbies, and data centre floors with digital storage and 24/7 monitoring.

Proximity sensing key cards, which cannot be taken off site.

Separate secure foyer with access logging for entering the Data Centre security zone.

Building Plant and Critical Infrastructure Rooms can only be accessed by AGSVA NV1 Cleared individuals or under direct line of sight escort by NV1 cleared staff member.

Redundance, flexible & scalable

Polaris is carrier and managed service provider neutral, with in-house presence of all major carriers, enabling customers the flexibility to choose the right service provider to meet their business needs.

In addition, Polaris supports all types of co-located solutions, from 1 rack to an entire floor. Customers can procure storage via three billing models that include: per rack pricing, wholesale SQM based on consumption or full utility models for high performance compute.

The building is designed to Tier 3+ standard with a modular fit-out, supporting the installation of additional UPS, chillers and cooling towers without tenant interruption as power and cooling loads increase.

Polaris can provide scalable, redundant power and cooling infrastructure to support high density deployments.

Polaris has physically separate, diverse building entry points for telecommunications, mains water and power.

Polaris connects carriers to other tenants, business partners or service providers through one of our two meet-me rooms connected via diverse paths to all data floors.

Dual redundant vertical distribution cabling to data centre floors, dual redundant horizontal power supply to each rack and final rack power distribution 2N.

Distributed fire alarm control equipment and multi-sensor activation avoids single points of failure and false alarms.

Redundant piping systems to all cooling infrastructure.

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Location

Polaris is located in Greater Springfield, 22 minute drive West from Brisbane’s CBD. It is accessible by all forms of major transport. It is also in easy reach of Amberly Airbase.

The building site is very low risk for geopolitical events or natural disasters, situated well above the 100 year floor level for the region, not in a flight path and outside Brisbane’s concentrated CBD. It remained physically accessible and 100% operational throughout Brisbane’s 2011, 2013 and 2022 floods.

Polaris is a key pillar in the future development of Greater Springfield and will be subject to continuous investment and best practice adoption.

Download our Capability Brochure for more information on Polaris’s technical capabilities.

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