Gen-i ramps up delivery of new Auckland data center

Gen-i ramps up delivery of new Auckland data center

Staff writer  |   September 04, 2013
telecomasia.net
Gen-i and Revera announced site preparation is well underway and construction of their NZ$60 million ($46.8 million) enterprise class data center will begin later this month, with completion expected in the second half of 2014.
Located in Popes Road, Takanini the new Tier 3 greenfield data centre will be one of New Zealand’s largest and most sophisticated, housing up to 1200 racks.
 
The facility will be of modular POD construction with 4 x 100 rack data halls in each POD and a strong focus on sustainability and energy efficiency.
 
Gen-i CEO Tim Miles said, “The new Auckland facility will further increase our capability to deliver the data centre and cloud services our clients increasingly need and want. We’re already receiving a substantial amount of interest in the new Auckland site from our clients, which underpinned our decision to build.”
 
The new data center represents an investment by Telecom New Zealand of approximately $60 million, which will be accounted for within the fiscal year 2015 capex envelope.

Telecom has signed a development agreement with Retail Holdings Limited, who have engaged Hawkins Construction Limited and AECOM to design and build the new facility.

 
This investment will add considerable momentum to the long-term growth strategies of both Gen-i and Revera, as the two companies meet increased demand from clients looking to relocate their infrastructure or leverage Revera cloud services.
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