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Aurecon strengthens capability in data centres

Aurecon has appointed James Miles as Associate to the Data & Telecommunications team to strengthen the company’s global data centre capability.

In his role, James Miles will help grow Aurecon’s data centre business and digital capability globally.

01 May 2018 – Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed James Miles as Associate to the Data & Telecommunications team, based in Sydney, to strengthen the company’s global data centre capability.

Aurecon’s Client Director, Data & Telecommunications, Travis Strong, said that the data centre industry was expanding rapidly, with increasing demand for efficient data storage, requiring innovative approaches to energy and water usage, location and digital engineering solutions.

“Aurecon is partnering with clients to transform their businesses, assisting them to become more competitive through innovation,” Strong said.

“By strengthening our team, we can position ourselves and our clients to be ready to face an increasingly digitised future.”

James Miles has had a long career in data centres, leading design concepts through to managing installations and commissioning.

Most recently, his focus has been directed at Tier 1 colocation and cloud deployments, with infrastructure manufacturer, design and build company, Vertiv. His responsibilities have been centred around technology selection and matching design intent to commercial requirements.

Digital innovation

In his new role, Miles will be blending data centre delivery and client management, to grow Aurecon’s data centre business and digital capability globally. 

Miles said he was keen to work with Aurecon, which he considers the market leader in data centres, due to the company’s “inspiring” business transformation.

“Aurecon is at the forefront of technology and digital culture, and the aspirational aspects of the company impress me,” he said. “My aim is to grow Aurecon’s business in existing and new markets through the client experience, by demonstrating our technical expertise, experience, digital innovation and collaborative approach.”

Strong said he was delighted to welcome Miles to Aurecon. “James is highly regarded in the sector and it is a coup to attract someone of his calibre to our team,” he said.

“Data centres are in high demand globally, and with this comes an increasing need to improve power usage effectiveness (PUE), decrease operational cost and increase speed of construction. For this reason, we are building our team to service the market with our innovative approaches to digital design and construction,” Strong said.

Aurecon works extensively with clients such as NEXTDC, Equinix and Global Switch, developing leading-edge data centres around the world.

Most recently, Aurecon worked with NEXTDC to develop Australia’s first data centre with Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification for Constructed Facility, in Brisbane.

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