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CDC officially opens its two new Auckland data centres

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CDC officially opens its two new Auckland data centres
CDC's Silverdale data centre.
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Two new hyperscale data centres are open for business in Silverdale and Hobsonville, their builder CDC announced.

The data centres are the first and largest of its kind in New Zealand, CDC said, and come with a 100 per cent uptime availability.

CDC said that apart from being several times the size of existing data centres in New Zealand, the new facilties are built to comply with the highest level of government security accreditation, to ensure data sovereignty.

Managing director of CDC New Zealand, Andrew Kirkner, said the new data centres feature a  "building within a building" design, and that the company said has the most modern and high-quality equipment and features.

The new facilities also carry sustainability certification.

"From our first day of operation, Silverdale and Hobsonville will be powered from one hundred per cent renewable and carboNZero certified electricity," Kirkner said.

As part of the environmentally friendly design, CDC implemented a closed-loop cooling system, that means the data centres can operate with almost zero water consumption.

Current tenants in the new data centres include Vodafone New Zealand, half-owned by Infratil which also holds a 48 per cent stake in CDC.

Vector, Kordia, and network operator Feenix Communications are also currently providing service from the two new data centres, CDC said.

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