Datacom opens centre in Hamilton

New datacentre is paried with company's datacentre in Albany to provide real-time back-up

Datacom has announced its new datacentre in Hamilton is now open.

Named Kapua after the Maori word for ‘cloud’, the centre covers 11,000 square metres of land and has capacity to house more than 1000 racks across five data floors.

Datacom chief operating officer Steve Matheson says the new datacentre is paired with the company’s Orbit datacentre in Albany, Auckland – a distance between them of 125km - to provide for real-time back-up.

Both datacentres are constructed to the IL3 standard and both exceed the TIA-942 Tier 3 independent industry standard, Datacom says.

Due to customer demand, the company has committed to building the first planned expansion of the Hamilton datacentre.

Datacom said last year that Ballance Agri-Nutrients, a farmer-owned fertiliser co-operative which sells more than a million tons of product annually, is among the first customers signed up for the Kapua datacentre.

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