Gen-i to break ground on new $60m data centre in Auckland
Telecom's Gen-i division and its recent acquisition Revera today said construction of their $60 million data centre 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 says: “The Takanini data centre will be an important addition to Gen-i and Revera’s combined fleet of 20 data centres nationwide. This is in addition to our recently opened $10.5 million Christchurch data centre, planned expansion of Revera’s Wellington data centre, and a $2 million expansion to our Dunedin site.”
Telecom has signed a development agreement with Retail Holdings, which engaged Hawkins Construction and AECOM to design and build the new facility.
The data centre is allowed for within Telecom's existing capex, the company says.