Construction on $60 million data centre at Takanini to begin

Completion of the build is expected in the second half of 2014.

Construction of Gen-i and Revera’s $60 million greenfields datacentre at Takanini will begin later this month.

Gen-i parent,Telecom, has signed a development agreement with Retail Holdings Limited, which has engaged Hawkins Construction and AECOM to design and build the new facility.

Gen-i says completion of the build is expected in the second half of 2014.

The new Tier 3 data centre will be one of New Zealand’s largest, housing up to 1200 racks. It 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.

“This is a fantastic investment for Gen-i and Revera, and more importantly, for our clients. The new Auckland facility will further increase our capability to deliver the data centre and cloud services our clients increasingly need and want. We’re already receiving a substantial amount of interest in the new Auckland site from our clients, which underpinned our decision to build," 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.”

The new data centre will be accounted for within the FY15 capex envelope. It will be utilised by Revera for hosting of All of Government operations, and by Gen-i for enterprise datacentre clients.

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