DCI to build first data centre in New Zealand

07 June 2021 | Antony Savvas

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Australia's DCI Data Centers has been granted New Zealand Overseas Investment Office consent to purchase land for a major new data centre in Auckland, its first in the country.

Malcolm Roe, DCI chief executive officer for Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are delighted to be kicking off our cloud programme in New Zealand, these facilities will accelerate the adoption of cloud services.

“This site is the first step for us in New Zealand and we are currently finalising selection of further sites to meet strong demand.”

DCI AKL01 will be located on a site at Westgate in north-west Auckland and will use DCI’s standardised design for a cloud data centre.

After engagement with Auckland Council, DCI has lodged a resource consent application for the facility. The size and power available to the facility has not been confirmed.

Auckland deputy mayor Bill Cashmore said: “I am pleased to see commercial developments ramping up at Westgate. Regional employment and commercial activities based around the whole of Auckland is a critical regional growth factor.”

DCI currently has two data centres located in Sydney and Adelaide in Australia and also recently announced an additional Tier-3 build at the Adelaide site.

DCI is a portfolio company of Brookfield Asset Management and its investment partners.

Picture: DCI's Malcolm Roe (left) with Auckland deputy mayor Bill Cashmore