DCI Data Centers begins construction on a second facility in Auckland

DCI Data Center is constructing two new generation cloud data centers in the Auckland region, the second of which is AKL02 – the one that DCI Data Centers claims to be Auckland’s largest data center.
DCI Data Centers CEO Malcolm Roe, Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications Hon. Dr. David Clark, and DCI Data Centers chair Udhay Mathialagan were present at the recent groundbreaking ceremony wherein it officially marked the construction of the AKL02.
AKL02 is said to be a purpose-built, secured and environmentally-friendly cloud data center created for the New Zealand market. And according to DCI, its implied economic value over the project’s life was estimated at NZD$1.1 billion.
Moreover, in order to meet the growing need for secure data access and storage, DCI Chief Executive Malcolm Roe said the company had committed to a significant investment program in cloud data infrastructure in New Zealand.
“As more companies, people, devices and personal data goes online, the need for reliable, local cloud delivery is becoming increasingly business critical,” Roe said.
“It is fantastic to now have construction underway at our second site, which will help to meet strong demand, address a critical capacity gap in the area, and support the growth of the digital economy.”
Mathialagan also remarked that it is wonderful that the data center would offer solutions to all New Zealanders, fostering creativity and innovation in the digital sphere.
“The New Zealand Government is focused on enabling the country to become a thriving digital nation where people, businesses and government are all using technology to enhance their lives and livelihoods,” he says.
The aggregate economic benefit of AKL01 and AKL02 is anticipated to surpass $1.4 billion over the life of the projects, bringing over $600 million to the Auckland region. And once operational, each data center will provide 250 ongoing full-time equivalent jobs in supporting information and communications technology (ICT) industries, in addition to more than 150 jobs during construction.
Furthermore, as it continues its expansion, DCI stated it will use only renewable energy to power its facilities in New Zealand and will set industry-leading standards for water and energy efficiency.
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