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Datacom demand triggers datacentre expansion

With market demand on the rise, Datacom is already making plans to expand the recently opened Hamilton datacentre.

Open for business from early March this year, the Tier-3+ datacentre looks set to increase further, despite no firm date being mentioned.

“We’re seeing solid demand from the market and are advancing our expansion plans at Kapua," says Greg Davidson, CEO, Datacom.

"We now have the largest footprint of purpose built IT datacentre services in New Zealand and beyond the infrastructure Kapua is the neutral ground for a collaborative IT community.

"In keeping with our open and independent approach, this facility provides customers with a destination for housing their technology regardless of who they have sourced it from, or who they have supporting it."

The new centre covers 11,000 square metres of land and has capacity to house 900 racks across five data floors with room for further expansion.

At the time of the opening, company COO Steve Matheson said: “Kapua builds on the experience of the Orbit data centre in Auckland which has been received very enthusiastically.

"Kapua is even better, it’s larger, the systems have even more resilience and redundancy, it’s physically more secure, and it will better an already impressive energy efficiency (PUE) being achieved at Orbit.

"We’re proud to be making this significant investment in key and core infrastructure for NZ that will provide wide leverage.”

The site currently employs 12 full-time staff, but Datacom's general manager of datacentres Tom Jacob says plans are in place to increase the head count in the near future.

"We'd expect to grow staff numbers at Kapua by another three in the next 12 months, and perhaps another four if the facility keeps on growing."

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