CDC embarks on hyperscale data centre expansion in Auckland

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CDC embarks on hyperscale data centre expansion in Auckland
David Clark and CDC's Andrew Kirker and Greg Boorer.

Canberra Data Centres (CDC) intends to develop more hyperscale data centres in Auckland, the company announced at the official opening of its first two facilities in the northern part of the city.

Hyperscale data centres can scale up to thousands of servers and CDC's Silverdale and Hobsonville facilities have been operational since August this year.

CDC has invested close to half a billion dollars in the two facilities, the company's founder and chief executive Greg Boorer said.

The two facilties have seen their combined capacity increase by 12 MW, Boorer said.

Andrew Kirker, CDC's managing director for New Zealand, said its Auckland data centres are powered by 100 per cent renewable energy that is Carbonzero certified.

CDC data centre racks
CDC data centre racks / Supplied

CDC has now comitted to building further hyperscale data centres, and said it has bought land in Silverdale and Hobsonville for the purpose.

"The demand here is strong for these state-of-the art, highly secure, sovereign, sustainable facilities," Boorer said.

The minister for digital economy and communications, the Hon Dr David Clark, officially opened the CDC facilties in north Auckland.

CDC operates 13 data centres on both sides of the Tasman currently. 

In Auckland, the company counts Vodafone NZ, Feenix Communications, Vector and Kordia as customers.

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