DCI to purchase land for new data centre in New Zealand
Published 4 June 2021
DCI Data Centers (“DCI”) has announced that it will purchase a piece of land in Auckland, New Zealand for the construction of a major new data centre in the country.
The Asia-Pacific data centre operator revealed that it has been granted permission from New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office (OIO) to establish its presence in the country with a brand new data centre.
Malcolm Roe, CEO of DCI for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), said that the company is “delighted” to be kicking off its cloud programme in New Zealand as the facilities will accelerate the adoption of cloud services, which is critical for enabling growth across all sectors of the economy.
“The site is the first step for us in New Zealand and we are currently finalising selection of further sites to meet strong demand,” Mr. Roe continued.
The data centre will be named DCI AKL01 and will be located in Westgate, northwest of Auckland. DCI has also lodged a resource consent application with the Auckland Council for the facility.
Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore welcomed the news.
“I am really pleased to see commercial developments ramping up at Westgate. Regional employment and commercial activities based around the whole of Auckland is a critical regional growth factor,” he added.
Founded in 2015, DCI currently has two data centres in the ANZ region, one in Sydney and one in Adelaide. The company also recently announced that it will build a $70 million energy efficient data centre in the state of South Australia.