PHAETON’S ROLL-OUT STRATEGY

Phaeton Technology
4 min readNov 7, 2021

From concept to execution — Phaeton Blockchain Datacentres.

3. PHAETON BLOCKCHAIN DATACENTRES

As a Blockchain technology enterprise that uses considerable data, Phaeton is building its own data centres. It is the first Blockchain platform to develop its own infrastructure. Other blockchain platforms such as Ethereum rely on datacentres owned and operated by large corporations such a Google, Microsoft, and AWS. These data centre operators are already responsible for an estimated 200 plus Terawatt-hours annually, equivalent to 2% of global electricity powered by fossil fuels. It is expected to rise to a staggering 20% of global energy consumption by the middle of the next decade.

In line with its ethos of Social Impact and ESG principles, Phaeton’s data centres are powered by renewable energy in the form of solar, wind, geothermal and hydrogen. Currently, Phaeton is in the final stages of constructing its Off-Grid Modular Datacentre that will be on display in January 2022. Furthermore, modular datacentres will be built into two property developments that will start construction in February 2022. Additional Datacentres will be deployed into 10 Community Grid Solar Farms being rolled out for 2022.

The Data Centre Services Market was valued at USD 48.90 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 105.6 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 13.69% over 2021–2026. Phaeton’s strategy is to own and operate these datacentres, therefore, increasing its asset value benefitting its shareholders and token holders.

DATA CENTRE TEAM

Chai Shepherd (CTO) and Damian Robson (COO) captain this team and are supported by the following team members. Depending on the type and scale of datacentres, the following manufacturers and contractors will be engaged:

  • Atomic 6: Pty Ltd: A manufacturing company currently building Phaeton Network’s modular solar-wrapped datacentre that can be deployed in areas with no access to power.
  • K-Star: K-STAR specialises in power electronics and energy products, including modular data centres linked to Phaeton Energy’s Solar Farm roll-out.
  • Programmed: One of Australia’s leading structured cabling solutions providers who will be contracted to build and assemble Phaeton’s Data Centres where needed.

WHY BUILD DATA CENTRES

Besides building datacentres powered by renewable energy, other reasons include:

  • Transaction Speed: To improve transaction speed, Phaeton must secure as many decentralised nodes as possible. Through ownership of our datacentres, Phaeton will have better control in securing and managing these nodes.
  • Security: With more expansive and decentralised node locations, security is improved, making our network less prone to hackers.
  • Safety of data: Through blockchain technology, all data is replicated on other datacentres. Compared to other datacentres, data can be lost if it is kept in only one location.

TYPES OF PHAETON DATA CENTRES

Phaeton datacentres are based on a modular concept that allows flexibility and scalability. Phaeton has developed three concepts:

1. Off-grid Modular: Based on a 40ft sea container size, these datacentres are solar wrapped designed for remote and regional locations. The OMD centre is secured through both physical biometrics and an advanced network security protocol. The network can be managed and monitored 24/7/365 remotely. These centres can be located anywhere, such as on top of buildings, remote mine sites, or the desert.

2. Community Datacentres: With Phaeton Energy, which will be rolling out ten Community Micro-Grid Solar Farms, there will be ten Modular Community Datacentres included in each project. These Datacentres may vary in scale to suit the surrounding community.

TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

In our datacentres, the following Phaeton applications will be utilised.

  • Phaeton Smart Card: Phaeton Smart Biometric Card is a secured device serving multiple functions with ID authentication, which will provide access to the datacentres when needed.
  • Phaeton Sidechains: All Phaeton’s Sidechains will be hosted by our datacentres. All Sidechain data will be secure and replicated on other datacentres, which can be easily retrieved from any location:
  • Helious Deployer: Phaeton Helious Deployer is included in the datacentres. It will maintain blockchain nodes on behalf of Phaeton validators as an alternative to running full blockchain nodes.

DATA CENTRE PROJECTS

  • Mandurah Life WA: A Datacentre will be incorporated in a Mixed-use development comprising a Medical Centre, Social Enterprise Coffee Shop, 15 NDIS Apartments and 17 Co-living apartments for vulnerable seniors. The datacentre will provide data for the building and the Transit Orientated Precinct.
  • Karratha Care WA: A Datacentre will be incorporated in the Medical Care centre, including a medical centre, medi-hotel, 10 NDIS Units, and Co-living units.
  • Berrigan NSW: A Modular Datacentre will be linked with a Solar Farm supporting a new industrial park.

PHAETON’S BUSINESS MODEL

Our Datacentres are based on a typical real estate model riving value through maximum yield and capital growth. Our strategy is as follows:

  • Hold and Own: We aim to hold and own the majority of the datacentres as a long-term investment. The ownership structure will provide Phaeton with better control of datacentres and long-term capital growth. In addition, this strategy will provide Phaeton Datacentres with a significant asset base on its balance sheet, which can also be leveraged for future expansion.
  • Revenue Focus: Datacentres offer significant yields. These yields have been proven by the major datacentre providers such as AWS, Google, and Microsoft. Revenues will be derived from leasing racking space, cloud services and staking as a decentralised blockchain node.

Until next week article on Phaeton/s Roll-out Strategy, you can contact the team at hello@phaeton.io to discuss partnerships. View our websites at https://phaeton.technology or https://phaeton.io for more insight of our projects.

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