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Gen-i to invest in new Wellington and Auckland data centres

Gen-i to invest in new Wellington and Auckland data centres


New facilities will extend Gen-i’s data centre and cloud capabilities to meet growth needs of business and public sector clients


Auckland – 29 November 2012 – Gen-i has today announced the company will build new greenfield data centres in Wellington and Auckland. This follows Gen-i’s recent investment in a new Christchurch data centre, currently being developed in partnership with Christchurch International Airport.

This new investment in data centres forms part of Gen-i’s strategy to help clients take advantage of ICT applications and services that leverage the rollout of UFB, and will expand its existing nationwide network of 14 data centres in cities and regional centres, linked by fibre, copper and mobile networks.

The two new data centres will complement Gen-i’s existing Wellington and Auckland facilities, providing businesses with a range of data hosting and networking services, particularly for clients who cannot take their data outside New Zealand due to security and regulatory compliance concerns.

The new Wellington data centre will be built to a modular design that provides for two stages, with delivery in 2014/15. It will have initial capacity for 350 racks, with the capability to scale up to deliver a high density 700 rack capacity as required.

The new Auckland data centre will be built to a modular design that provides for three stages, with delivery in mid-2014. It will have an initial 350 rack capacity, with the capability to scale up to deliver a 1000 rack capacity as required.

Both new facilities will incorporate the key data centre design principles of resilience, energy efficiency and future flexibility.

They will feature a highly resilient infrastructure design with a heavy focus on energy efficiency (PUE) and footprint, advanced environmental monitoring and physical security, supported by Gen-i’s 24x7x365 management processes.

Jo Allison, CEO (acting) of Gen-i Australasia, said the new data centres are part of Gen-i and Telecom’s ongoing investment in quality infrastructure to support demand from New Zealand business and Government for ICT services.

“We are seeing a growth in demand for data centre space in both Wellington and Auckland, driven by the increasing uptake of cloud services and the exponential growth of data,” said Allison. “We’re committed to supporting our clients’ growth by continuing to invest in quality new infrastructure alongside innovative new services,” she said.

“With the rollout of new fibre and mobile networks across New Zealand, more and more businesses are looking for ICT solutions that harness fibre speeds to deliver exciting new applications in areas such as cloud, mobility, video and collaboration,” said Allison. “The two new Gen-i data centres we’ve announced today will play a key role in delivering these solutions to our clients.”

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