IT and communications managed services provider, Gen-i, has opened a new $10.5 million, tier 3 datacentre in Christchurch.
The minister for communications and information technology, Amy Adams, inaugurated the datacentre.
Gen-i’s new datacentre will host a range of co-location and Cloud services to meet demand from public and private sector clients, in particular those who wish to retain their data within New Zealand to ameliorate security and regulatory compliance concerns.
Gen-i CEO, Tim Miles, said the Christchurch datacentre will complement the combined network of 14 other Gen-i datacentres and five Revera Homeland datacentres across New Zealand.
Gen-i recently announced a partnership with Cloud provider, Revera, to further strengthen its datacentre network and specialist Cloud capabilities.
Miles claimed that the new datacentre will boost Gen-i and Revera’s ability to meet growing demand for ICT solutions that harness the speed of new fibre and mobile networks – such as Cloud, mobility, video and collaboration.
“Our customers are adopting new applications that harness our fixed and mobile networks to deliver greater flexibility, efficiency, productivity and engagement for their organisations. Datacentres sit right at the heart of our capability to deliver these outcomes,” he said.
Miles mentioned that the new datacentre reflects Gen-i’s broader commitment to its ongoing investment in datacentres.
Revera CEO, Robin Cockayne, said the new datacentre will help satisfy demand for local datacentre and Cloud infrastructure services.
“Vast tracts of New Zealand computing are moving to Cloud formats. The speed and success of this transformation depends on the integrity of critical infrastructure, which today lives inside Cloud calibre datacentres,” Cockayne claimed.
Gen-i is building another datacentre facility in Auckland, and has also expressed plans on expanding its existing ones in Dunedin and Wellington.