Green data centre initiative
April 2009 – Strategic Directions has been selected by ASX rising star Geodynamics to prepare a design and business case for the construction of a geothermal powered data centre facility in South Australia.
After several years of research and development involving “hot rocks technology” in Innamincka, South Australia – Geodynamics has established a number of wells that are capable of providing geothermal power to generate electricity.
The company is now examining options for the use of electricity as a test case for a potentially vast renewable energy source for many years.
One significant option is to establish a world class data centre facility that is capable of storing vast amounts of data in a safe, secure environment. Potential users of the facility include multinational giants, the federal government, state governments and large commercial entities with special requirements for the storage of large amounts of data. Probable uses include as a disaster recovery backup for major data centres around the country and even overseas:- as a national digital archive for the federal government:- or as a data storage facility for geospatial data that requires massive amounts of data to be retained.
The facility will be connected via high speed fibre links to state capital cities and on overseas to USA and Asia.
At a time when the world is focusing more and more on “green” energy alternatives – the Geodynamics data centre will have a virtually zero carbon footprint, and will use a totally renewable energy source.
The initiative has already attracted the interest of many organisations here and overseas and will gain very positive publicity for Australia for this innovative move.
For more information visit: www.geodynamics.com.au