$10 million data centre for Epsom
Bendigo Bank will invest almost $10 million to build a state of the art IT data centre in Epsom.
The City of Greater Bendigo recently granted planning approval for the project, and construction is expected to begin immediately.
The new data centre will provide the information technology needs for the Bendigo Bank’s entire national network, including its 332 branches as well state offices and the new head office in Bendigo.
Chief Operating Officer Mike Hirst said construction of the new data centre had been prompted by the construction of the Bendigo’s new head office, and the need to move the current data centre from Fountain Court.
However, he said the Bendigo had used the opportunity to substantially upgrade its information technology capabilities and infrastructure.
“This new centre will ensure we have an even more robust, secure and resilient computer centre to support the growing demand for 24 hour a day, seven day a week access to Bendigo Bank services,” Mr Hirst said.
“The new centre has been designed in line with the appropriate Australian Standards and we anticipate it will cover our IT needs for the next 15 to 20 years,” he said.
It is anticipated the new data centre will be operational by March 2007.
Meanwhile, construction at the Bendigo’s new head office continues, with the first stage due to be complete by mid-2007.