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As DCI Completes First Data Centre AKL01 in Auckland

DCI plans to run facilities from 100% renewable sources.

In Auckland, New Zealand, DCI Data Centres has finished building its first cloud data center, which was constructed in accordance with the strictest security and compliance guidelines. A second facility is now being built, and together, the two centers are anticipated to generate 250 new ICT employment over the course of their existence.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • AKL01 centre built to highest security and compliance standards.
  • Second site, AKL02, currently under construction.
  • DCI plans to run its facilities from 100% renewable sources and set industry-leading benchmarks for water and energy efficiency.

In Auckland, New Zealand, DCI Data Centres (DCI), a portfolio business of Brookfield’s Global Data Centre Platform, has finished building the first of its two cloud data centers. The next generation AKL01 center, which is a component of DCI’s plan to increase its presence in next Zealand, was finished on schedule and within budget. A second Albany location, known as AKL02, is now being built and will provide the New Zealand market with a total of more than 50 MW of essential technical infrastructure.

Creating Employment Opportunities

To support international cloud workloads, highly secret government workloads, and defense workloads, the new data center has been constructed to the highest physical and virtual security and compliance requirements. Each data center is anticipated to provide 250 continuing full-time equivalent employment in supporting information and communications technology (ICT) businesses once it is operational, in addition to more than 150 jobs during construction.

“AKL01 has been designed to support New Zealand’s data sovereignty, cloud adoption, and digital skills development,” the business said in a statement. Over the course of the projects’ lifespan, it is anticipated to provide more than NZD 600 million in economic value for the Auckland region.

The facility runs on Renewable Sources

As it continues its expansion in the nation, DCI plans to run all of its facilities in New Zealand using only renewable energy sources and industry-leading standards for water and energy efficiency.

Brookfield’s Global Data Center Portfolio

Another significant step in Brookfield’s ongoing efforts to improve New Zealand’s digital infrastructure is the opening of this high-specification data center. Ascenty (South America), BAM-DLR (India), DCI Data Centers (Asia Pacific), and Evoque (North America) are the current members of Brookfield’s Global Data Center Platform. Together, they operate more than 50 data centers on four continents, serving a variety of hyperscale clients.

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

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