Why SYD-12?

Located in Artarmon, approximately 9km from the Sydney CBD, S3 Sydney will deliver more than 20,000m2 of IT space and 80MW of critical power to organizations. The data center has 20,000 sqm of technical space, 21 data halls and 10,800 racks.

Products in this location

Fire Protection

Location details



  • Bookable meeting and boardrooms with multi-media hubs
  • Dedicated office space for long-term private use
  • Chill-out and break-out suites equipped with kitchen facilities, coffee and refreshments, TV, lounge, massage chairs and Foxtel
  • Equipment staging room
  • 2 x 3.5 tonne lifts
  • 1 x 15 tonne goods hoist
  • Customer car parking
  • Spare parts vending machine
  • Crash carts
  • Guest Wi-Fi


  • High performance, lowest latency, secure connections
  • Gateway to NEXTDC’s entire national ecosystem of public and private cloud providers, carrier networks and MSP services
  • Dual, geo-diverse managed and dark fiber Data Centre Interconnects (DCIs) available between S3, S2 and S1 (1Gb/10Gb Fiber Pair)
  • Dynamic, private, and scalable connections to Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM
  • Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Alibaba Cloud
  • Dedicated, cost effective and low latency point-to-point Cross Connects


  • Telstra
  • TPG

Internet Exchanges:

  • IX Australia



  • Hot aisle containment, ceiling plenum hot return space
  • Vertiv in-direct, free cooling CRAC paired with modular cooling tower infrastructure for continued growth
  • N+1 independent cooling systems, providing high levels of reliability and industry leading PUE of 1.2 (yearly average target)
  • 1.15 (yearly lowest)
  • 24 hours of water stored on-site (minimum)


  • 2.7MW Piller rotary UPS supported by MTU (Rolls Royce) engines, supporting the entire site load
  • 24 hours of fuel stored on-site (minimum)
  • 100% UPS backup of entire site including mechanical for continuous cooling
  • Isolated Parallel Bus
Fire suppression

Fire Suppression

  • Wagner aspirating smoke detection
  • Inert gas fire suppression with low pressure release, onsite supply primary and reserve


  • ASIO Physical security ZONE 3 compliant
  • Designed and built to meet minimum requirements for a Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF)
  • Physical security concept provides the necessary measures to DETER-DETECT-DELAY-RESPOND to any security event at any of e zones
  • Ballistic rated Security Office
  • 24/7 onsite elite security operations
  • Extensive coverage by motion sensitive, high-definition CCTV cameras
  • Two factor Biometric fingerprint security for data center access
  • Individual credential checks prior to authorization
  • Anti-cloning access card encryption
  • Secure lifts between floors
  • Intruder-resistant glass, steel mesh and solid concrete walls
  • Secure, undercover loading dock for deliveries
  • Remote monitoring and rack access control via ONEDC®
  • Monitoring of news and weather for external security risks


  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 45001
  • SOC-1 Type II
  • SOC-2 Type II
  • DTA Strategic hosting provider
  • Tier IV Uptime Institute standard
  • NEXTDC’s corporate operations have been certified carbon neutral under the Australian Government’s Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard