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Datasouth moves into Maxnet’s Christchurch data centre

Information technology services company Datasouth has moved into Maxnet’s new Christchurch data centre.

Datasouth Chief Technology Officer Jonn-Paul Lambie says the Christchurch-headquartered company switched to Maxnet because of its high availability, affordability and highly qualified staff.

“We believe that Maxnet has the best reputation in the country in terms of data centre stability and enterprise uptime,” says Mr Lambie. “It is absolutely critical that our customers, most of which operate 24 and seven businesses, are guaranteed uninterrupted access to their networks.”

Being an ISP meant that Maxnet could also offer competitive internet connectivity rates.

“Maxnet could offer us five times the bandwidth for the price we paid our previous internet provider,” says Mr Lambie.

He says that Maxnet’s high availability also extends to its support policy, another key part of the vendor decision process. “Local vendor support and responsiveness is paramount,” says Mr Lambie. “When we ring them, they are there and give us access to their key people straight away.”

Although currently based in the Christchurch data centre, Mr Lambie says Datasouth intends to take advantage of Maxnet’s Auckland premises to offer its customers additional redundancy and disaster recovery.

Maxnet CEO John Hanna says that recent events in Christchurch have made New Zealand businesses more aware of the importance of hosting technology platforms across more than one geographical location.

“Building maximum redundancy and 99.99% uptime means your systems have access to at least two of everything, and this includes data centres,” says Mr Hanna. “For Maxnet, it also means having two independent mains power supplies, three backup generators, multiple cooling systems, dual IP network cabling, and three fibre optic connections through diverse network providers connecting our data centre to the backbone of the internet.”

Maxnet officially opened its Christchurch data centre in April 2010.


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