Chorus is expanding its Chorus EdgeCentre Colocation product from its Auckland Mt Eden exchange with sites in Christchurch and Wellington due to go live in June, and is bolstering the product with a data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) product from Nlyte, becoming Nlyte’s first New Zealand customer.
Chorus EdgeCentre Colocation is the new name of Chorus' Premium Colocation product piloted in 2016 from the Mt Eden exchange. Tim Webber, head of Consumer and Business at Chorus, said the move had been prompted by a significant growth in cloud computing.
“We’ve seen the increased need for hosting high-powered computing equipment, we know the importance of being able to offer low latency services and we’re seeing a trend towards outsourcing business IT functions,” he said.
“We will be giving our customers real-time control of their assets and virtual environment whenever they want, from wherever they want it.
“This provides a vital advantage over other data centres in New Zealand, especially when combined with the power of the largest fibre network in the country and the potential to expand to a selection of our 600 secure exchanges nationwide.”
Chorus says it intends to provide Chorus EdgeCentre Colocation services nationwide in the next few years.