Solutions for Success
Your data is your most valuable business asset. Ensuring data integrity, functionality, performance and seamless service is critical to business success – which makes managing the design and planning of your Data Centre one of the most important commercial decisions you’ll make.
Strategic Directions is one of Australia’s leading data centre designers and planners, engaged by Federal State and Local Governments, multinational organisations and specialist data centre operators since 2003 to provide strategic, robust, scalable solutions that work – now and into the future.
Why Choose Strategic Directions?
Recommended – With over 13 years’ proven experience, our exceptional customer retention rates are testament to our ability to understand client needs, deliver smart solutions, and plan for maximum ef ciency, performance and security within your budget.
Robust – We provide IT, electrical, mechanical and structural expertise to ensure data centre solutions with high levels of rigour, redundancy and responsiveness. Your data and systems security and availability is paramount
– we consider all critical dependencies, from location to power loads and physical access to deliver the highest levels of protection without compromising performance.
Results – We work with you to conduct a 360° review, from objectives to outcomes, ensuring our solutions deliver functional, performance and commercial return on your ICT investment.
Technology demands and solutions are moving at an ever-accelerated pace. What meets your business needs today may be outdated tomorrow.
We address this commercial risk with a future-proof philosophy – scalability and flexibility are key to our data centre design, allowing for growth and integration with new technologies.
Our membership of the AFCOM Data Center Institute Board and active participation in national and international data centre events ensures our global knowledge and acknowledges our position as thought leaders in the data centre industry.
Strategic Directions is staunchly vendor independent. We select data centre infrastructure solutions on performance, capacity, price and suitability. Your business and technical expectations are foremost in every project design.
We consider the most effective management plan for your organisation, from shared data centre facilities to in-house or outsourced facility management. Talk to us about a full cost-benefit analysis of your options.
Our engagement models are tailored to your objectives and include retainer, fee for service, project and standard business products.
Strategic Directions’ project management includes support and training for your in-house team, plus performance and reporting systems development.
We apply creativity, diverse experience, industry-leading expertise and rigorous analysis to deliver bespoke business solutions. Our focus is improving your operational efficiency and maximising return on your ICT investment.
Brief: Strategic Directions was the Design Authority on the $220 million Tier 3+ Polaris Data Centre Facility at Springfield – the fastest growing smart city in Australia.
Objective: A highly secure ICT facility shared by local business and government agencies.
Outcome: Strategic Directions provided data centre design and planning, ICT expertise, master planning and project management for Springfield CBD, with the Polaris Data Centre widely considered one of Australia’s leading highly secure, purpose-built ICT facilities.
We undertake a full business review of core systems and infrastructure, financial feasibility, operational requirements and big picture business objectives.
Critical Success Factors
We consider all areas of data centre capability, including:
- Power loading and cooling system capacity, which may impact power and water supply
- Weight loading of infrastructure, which may exceed safe floor loading in multi-storey buildings
- Resourcing – Data Centre Management requires not just skilled IT professionals, but operational and structural proficiency
- Redundancy and availability, through events such as power outages, system maintenance and technical faults. We plan for failure, with fully developed contingency planning for seamless service delivery.
We analyse your corporate objectives, financial feasibility and technical requirements to deliver data centre design and planning that exceeds expectations without unnecessary expense.
Our Services Include:
- ICT management
- Telecommunications and networking
- Project services
- Data centre design and planning
- Telephony and contact centres
Engagement Models Include:
- Fee for service
- Standard Business Products