Leading Edge DC secures AU$30mn Digital Bridge investment

Australian firm Leading Edge Data Centres is accelerating its regional expansion plans after securing AU$30mn in funding from investor Digital Bridge

Leading Edge Data Centres (LEDC), Australia’s first dedicated edge data centre network provider, has today announced it has secured a AUD$30mn equity investment in its regional edge network from an affiliate of DigitalBridge Group

LEDC, which currently has four Tier III designed data centres with two additional facilities under construction, intends to open multiple new data centres in the next 24 months. The company said the investment from DigitalBridge will help accelerate these expansion plans, positioning LEDC to deliver faster growth.

Chris Thorpe, Founder and CEO of LEDC, said: “DigitalBridge is a leading global investor in digital infrastructure, with multiple edge investments globally, and this investment is a vote of confidence in LEDC’s business strategy and trajectory. This investment will accelerate the deployment of our world-class regional edge network, positioning LEDC to provide significant social, economic, and environmental benefits to Regional Australia.”

Building a Tier III data centre network across regional Australia 

LEDC’s new facilities include Titan data centres, comprising 75-rack facilities, and Atlas data centres, comprising 30-rack facilities, which will be deployed across a site pipeline exceeding 15MW in Australia’s New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland regions.  With this footprint expansion, LEDC expects to increase its network coverage to more than 80% of Australia’s total regional population.

Leading Edge Data Centres builds a highly interconnected network of Tier III data centres in over 20 locations across regional Australia. The data centres provide direct access to cloud connectivity, local data processing and an ecosystem of providers to enable business growth. Customers across industries will use the data centre for content hosting, IoT data processing, smart cities, deployment of 5G, digital mapping, AgriTech, autonomous machinery, telehealth and more.

Image: Leading Edge Data Centres 


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