Gen-i to build new $10.5m Christchurch datacentre
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Gen-i has announced it will partner with Christchurch International Airport and Canterbury-based Data Centre Design and Build Limited (DCDB) to deliver a new $10.5 million datacentre in Christchurch.
Gen-i says the agreement will provide it with a datacentre on the Christchurch International Airport campus, through a lease agreement with landowner CIAL. CIAL will also construct the datacentre building to Gen-i specifications.
DCDB will contribute specialist datacentre mechanical and electrical design and fit-out services, and testing and commissioning of the new facility to ensure it meets functional requirements.
Gen-i says its new datacentre will be built to the latest building code and seismic standards on a site at Perimeter Road, chosen for its geological stability relative to the wider Christchurch area.
The 1000 square metre facility is due to open in mid-2013. Gen-i says it will be carrier neutral and have the capacity to house up to 180 racks across two data halls.
According to Gen-i the new datacentre will complement the company’s two existing Christchurch datacentres in Hereford Street and Hillmorton, and will help to meet increased demand from clients looking to relocate their infrastructure.
I suspect in this case gen-i is just a reseller, rather than involved on a risk and return basis.
Did anyone at Computerworld attempt to clarify the extent to which gen-i is actually involved? Perhaps someone from gen-i would like to comment or a journo could even right gen-i to get the deets on this gen-i post.
Posted by Anonymous at 10:45:20 on October 3, 2012
1. The DC cost 30m which is about right for the quoted size if its a true tier 4
2. If 1=true then 12m would cover around 30%, esp when capital cost of land included
3. Gen-i would then have 30% of capacity for their customers.
Hope this helps.
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