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Macquarie hyperscale data center opens in Sydney

Prime Minister Scott Morrison hails sovereign , secure data centers as critical to Australia ’ s national security interests underpinning the country ’ s digital economy .

Macquarie Data centers and Macquarie Government , part of Macquarie Telecom Group , have hosted Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to officially open the company ’ s Intellicenter 3 East hyperscale data center in Sydney . engineering , cybersecurity and IT jobs throughout the COVID pandemic .

The facility ’ s highly compliant design supports federal government , hyperscalers , global multinationals and Australian corporations .
As part of the event , the Prime Minister participated in a ‘ threat hunt ’, a proactive search to detect and isolate advanced cybersecurity threats .
The official opening marked the on-time , on-budget completion of the data center at the Macquarie Park Data Center Campus located in the Sydney North zone .
The project received an initial investment of more than A $ 85 million and supported over 1,200 construction ,
Speaking at the event , the Prime Minister hailed IC3 East as an example of the type of secure , sovereign and compliant infrastructure Australia needs to bolster its cybersecurity posture and accelerate the digital economy .
“ This center we are finally opening today – is about the economy , it is about the digital world that is transforming the world , and it is about our security ,” he said .
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