Datacom completes $30 million datacentre construction

Datacom completes $30 million datacentre construction

Kapua is Datacom’s newest tier 3+ datacentre

IT services company, Datacom, has completed the structural work construction on its $30 million datacentre, named Kapua.

Located in Hamilton, Kapua is Datacom’s newest tier 3+ datacentre and sister facility to its Orbit datacentre located in Albany.

Kapua is expected to be open for business in early February 2013.

Datacom chief operating officer, Steve Matheson, said its completion will significantly extend its trans-Tasman datacentre offering.

“Our significant investment here in Kapua supports rising customer demand for failsafe uptime teamed with the knowledge that their data is securely hosted domestically,” he said.

Matherson claimed the location was selected for its geographic suitability, high network connectivity and as an emerging hub of high tech business activity.

“Customer network connections are getting faster on the back of the government sponsored fibre initiatives and there is an increased expectation that applications will be responsive and media rich. Delivering this experience requires local servers,” he said.

Datacom said customers will be able to install their own IT equipment in the datacentre, make use of the Datacom Cloud Service (DCS), or in the case of Government Agencies the Datacom Cloud Service for Government (DCSG).

Built to meet government security requirements, the new datacentre will have the capacity to house 920 racks with room for expansion. Datacom is building two data floors in the first stage of development, with plans to expand to five data floors plus further hardened tier 4 rooms as required.

In celebration of the completion, Datacom staff and the onsite construction teams will get together for a ‘roof shout’.

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