Datacom extends Kapua data centre capacity

According to the firm, the latest expansion brings the data centre’s total capacity up to 736 rack equivalent and site power generating capacity, excluding redundancy, will move to 3.6 Mw.

Datacom has extended its Hamilton located Kapua data centre with two new data floors providing an additional 376 rack spaces.

Kapua, Datacom’s Hamilton data centre, opened in March 2013, is a vendor-neutral Tier 3 data centre.

According to the firm, the latest expansion brings the data centre’s total capacity up to 736 rack equivalent and site power generating capacity, excluding redundancy, will move to 3.6 Mw. The additional data floor will be open for utilisation by public and private sector businesses on 1 May.

“Demand has forced us to pull forward the third phase of Kapua’s development,” said Datacom COO Steve Matheson. “The fact that one year on from the official opening of this facility we are already commissioning a major upgrade is pleasing and simply reflects the customer demand for this facility.”

Datacom assures that data and systems hosted in Kapua can be mirrored in real time to its Auckland-based sister facility Orbit to ensure that data is accessible at all times. Both Kapua and Orbit data centres have recently completed the payment card industry (PCI) accreditation as well.

Matheson said, “As high speed networking costs across New Zealand plummet on the back of the ultra-fast fibre roll-out we expect Hamilton to be increasingly recognised as an ideal data centre site for critical IT systems. And unlike many other data centres Datacom seeks only cost recovery on data centre cross connects. As a consequence these data centres are an ideal location for service providers seeking high speed connectivity with customers who already have a presence in these centres. We see an eco-system starting to develop.”

Datacom offers a network of nine data centres located in Australian and New Zealand cities, which is able to support a combined IT equipment load of over 15 Mw. The NZ data centres are located in Auckland (Orbit), Hamilton (Kapua), Wellington and Christchurch. In Australia, Datacom operates facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.

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