Gen-i wins Westpac datacentre contract

New datacentre to go live early next year

Gen-i has announced that it has been selected by Westpac for the provision of data centre facilities to the bank.

A statement announcing the win says: "Gen-i will design, deliver and support a new data centre for Westpac, which is due to go live in early 2012.

"The new contract extends Gen-i’s existing relationship with Westpac, providing ICT services across Westpac’s corporate offices, branches and ATMs, to include the housing of its IT infrastructure in a Gen-i data centre facility.

"The data centre will be located in Gen-i’s Tier III carrier-grade facility in Auckland, which directly interconnects with Telecom’s main telecommunications exchange on the same campus.

"Westpac has selected the Gen-i facility as a replacement for its current datacentre in Nelson Street, Auckland.

"As part of its selection process, Westpac engaged international datacentre design specialist AECOM to analyse and advise on the Tier III data centre designs of the shortlisted providers."

Jim Stabback, Westpac’s GM for Customer and Technology Services, says in the statement that the bank was focused on delivering innovative, flexible and sustainable ICT solutions to support its business goals.

“Our move to Gen-i’s data centre facility will ensure we have our IT securely hosted in the most resilient building available, with levels of network scale, interconnection and energy efficiencies that are unmatched in New Zealand," Stabback says.

Gen-i currently integrates and manages Westpac’s access to voice and data network services in New Zealand.

It has a team providing 24x7x365 day support and project services across Westpac’s corporate offices, branches and ATMs.

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