Gen-i has announced a new NZ$10.5 million investment to build a new data centre in Christchurch. The investment forms part of Gen-i’s strategy to help clients take advantage of ICT pplications and services that leverage the rollout of UFB, and will expand its existing nationwide network of 14 data centres in cities and regional centres, linked by fibre, copper and mobile networks.
The new data centre, which will be completed later this year, is designed to provide Gen-i’s clients with a range of services from colocation, outsourcing and virtual server through to network delivered and cloud services from an additional Canterbury location. It will complement Gen-i’s two existing Christchurch data centres in Hereford Street and Hillmorton.
Chris Quin, CEO of Gen-i Australasia, said the investment is part of Gen-i and Telecom's ongoing investment in the Canterbury region as part of the rebuild focus. "Gen-i is a New Zealand company dedicated to delivering outcomes for Australasian businesses and public sector organisations," said Quin. "We are committed to contributing to the success of Christchurch as the major business hub in the South Island. Our investment in the new data centre and on-going commitment is designed to help our Canterbury clients scale their ICT capability to meet changing market demands and re-build their businesses," he said.
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