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Otago health board to bin data centre

The Otago District Health Board in Dunedin is replacing its antiquated data centre, which dates from 1994.

It is deciding whether to implement a traditional data centre with process coolers or modular in-rack solutions. Details contained in recently released expression of interest documents indicate the existing server room was commissioned in early 1994 and has stayed in its original condition ever since.

According to the documents, the data centre's capacity has been reduced over time, while the old plant is reported to be struggling to provide adequate power and cooling for the more modern hardware.

The deadline for replies is Thursday, September 11. More details are available on the Government Electronic Tenders website under ICCNZ reference 23146.