DCI Data Centers Boosts New Zealand’s Digital Infrastructure with Dual Auckland Facilities

DCI Data Centres, a leading provider of colocation and connectivity services in Asia-Pacific, has completed the first of two new cloud data centres in Auckland, New Zealand. The completed centre, AKL01, was built on time and within budget, providing over 50MW of critical technical infrastructure to the New Zealand market. The company’s investment in cloud data infrastructure in New Zealand aims to serve the ever-increasing demand for secure data storage and access. The AKL01 data centre, built to the highest physical and virtual security and compliance standards, addresses a significant capacity gap in the market and supports the growth of the digital economy.

DCI Data Centres’ strategy for New Zealand

DCI Data Centres are committed to a major investment programme focusing on cloud data infrastructure to serve the ever-growing need to securely access and store data. With the proliferation of apps, sensors, and devices, data is becoming more valuable than ever before, and its importance is only set to increase further in the coming years. The cloud data centres that DCI is building in New Zealand will help address the growing demand for reliable and secure data storage and processing capabilities.

AKL01 Data Centre

The newly completed cloud data center, AKL01, was built on time and within budget, providing over 50MW of critical technical infrastructure to the New Zealand market. DCI’s AKL01 data center is set to become the flagship facility in Auckland and the foundation for future developments in both the region and across the country. Built to the highest physical and virtual security and compliance standards, AKL01 is capable of managing multi-national cloud, highly classified government, and defense workloads.

Employment opportunities

Each data center built by DCI will create more than 150 jobs during construction and approximately 250 ongoing full-time equivalent jobs in supporting information and communications technology (ICT) industries when operational. These jobs stimulate the local economy, promote the growth of New Zealand’s tech sector, provide employment opportunities, and attract talent.

Renewable energy and efficiency goals

DCI is committed to running its facilities in New Zealand using 100% renewable sources and setting industry-leading benchmarks for water and energy efficiency. As concerns about climate change and environmental sustainability grow, companies are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and adopt more environmentally-friendly practices. DCI’s commitment to renewable energy and efficiency is crucial not only to protecting the environment but also to reducing long-term operational costs.

Brookfield’s Role in Enhancing New Zealand’s Digital Infrastructure

Brookfield, a global infrastructure asset manager, is playing a vital role in enhancing New Zealand’s digital infrastructure. Through its portfolio companies, including DCI Data Centres, Brookfield is delivering timely and highly secure data centers and fiber networks that are becoming an integral fabric of global cloud players’ operations in New Zealand. The two data centers built by DCI aim to bring over NZ$600 million to the Auckland region, with a combined economic value exceeding NZ$1.4 billion over the life of the projects.

The launch of high-specification data centers by DCI Data Centers is another milestone in Brookfield’s ongoing efforts to enhance New Zealand’s digital infrastructure. The data centers’ integration into global cloud players’ operations in New Zealand will enable more businesses and institutions to leverage the benefits of cloud technology in a secure and reliable way. The economic impact of these two data centers is significant, bringing jobs and investments to the Auckland region and promoting the growth of the country’s tech sector. As New Zealand continues to establish itself as a leading tech hub in the Asia-Pacific region, the two new data centers will play a critical role in powering the country’s digital economy.

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