DCI completes Auckland data centre

DCI completes Auckland data centre

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DCI Data Centres has completed the first of two new cloud data centres in Auckland as its New Zealand expansion continues.

AKL01 was completed on time and on budget and is part of a broader New Zealand strategy which includes a second site in Albany, AKL02, to present a total of 50+ MW of critical technical infrastructure to the New Zealand market.

Malcolm Roe, DCI’s head of its Australian and New Zealand business said the company is committed to a major investment programme focusing on cloud data infrastructure to serve the ever-increasing need to securely access and store data.

Roe added: “It is fantastic to have delivered our first data centre in New Zealand which will address a critical capacity gap in the market and support the growth of the digital economy.”

AKL01 has been built to the highest physical and virtual security compliance, the company says, with credentials to manage multi-national cloud, highly classified government and defence workloads.

Nicholas Toh, Group CEO added: “AKL01 has been designed to support New Zealand’s data sovereignty, cloud adoption and digital skills development. We expect to collectively bring over NZ$600 million to the Auckland region, with a combined economic value exceeding NZ$1.4 billion over the life of the projects.”

Each data centre will create more than 150 jobs during construction and approximately 250 ongoing full-time equivalent jobs in supporting information and communications technology (ICT) industries once the site is operational.

DCI intends to run its facilities in New Zealand from 100 per cent renewable sources, and to set industry-leading benchmarks for water and energy efficiency, as it continues its expansion in New Zealand.

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