Australia Post selects NextDC to host data

Data centre provider will look after 70 racks at Melbourne M1 facility

Australia Post has been confirmed as the newest tenant at NextDC’s (ASX: NXT) Melbourne 1 (M1) facility.

Under the deal announced to the ASX today, 70 racks of Australia Post infrastructure will be hosted in a dedicated pod within M1. This will be managed by the vendor’s data centre as a service platform.

A NextDC spokeswoman said Australia Post would move into M1 at the end of April 2013 but could not disclose any further details.

The Australia Post deal follows NextDC ‘s contract with telecommunications provider Pacnet Communications to house 100 racks in M1 during February 2013.

In March this year, Australia Post announced it would start delivering its secure digital mailboxes to customers in the next few months, following the official launch of the mailbox in October 2012.

At the time, chief executive Ahmed Fahour said the free digital mailboxes would allow Australians to receive mail from governments and businesses and do their banking over a secure website.

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