BankWest is to become the anchor tenant in Fujitsu's new Perth data centre under a ten-year, A$20 million deal.
The 8000m² complex applies advanced energy efficiency technology and biometric security systems and delivers savings of approximately 20% on in-house operational data centre costs, says Fujitsu.
Andy Weir, chief information officer of Bankwest says the bank will consolidate and migrate all of its critical systems into the new facility over the next 12-18 months.
"It is a very significant investment and underlines our continued commitment to the Western Australian community and will ensure we continue to meet all our customer and regulatory requirements for security and privacy," he says. "It will also enable us to reduce our carbon footprint."
The Perth data centre will consume 30% less energy than standard facilities and its cooling system saves up to 80% in water use, claims Fujitsu.
The Japanese systems house says further 'Tier III' data centres are currently under construction in Western Sydney and Melbourne.