HP gets data centre fever in NZ
Rolls out plans for third data hub
Hewlett Packard is constructing a NZ$60 million data centre in Auckland, New Zealand as part of the vendor’s billion dollar global rollout programme for HP data centres.
The 500m2 facility located outside of Auckland in Tuakau is expected to open in March 2012.
HP enterprise services country manager Gavin Greaves said the facility has a low risk of natural disaster, and runs multiple feeds for power, fibre-optic cable and water.
The company already has a data centre in Auckland, and is committed to build and lease another multimillion-dollar facility in Waikato. The existing Auckland data centre in Mount Wellington will support concurrent systems across multiple sites with real-time synchronisation.
Greaves said: "Having a sustainable infrastructure that combines a modern platform with the services capability of HP Enterprise Services means customers can concentrate more on their business and less on managing their IT."
He also endorsed NZ’s various broadband initiatives, saying that pervasive broadband would “really enable cloud computing to take off”. ®
500 square metres?
What is it - built on a tennis court! - 500m squared is only 22m x 22m
Not that far... On whose scale?
By the sound of your post you seem to think Auckland and Christchurch are next door neighbours.
There is aprox 450 miles between Auckland and New Zealand and it is on a different island (South Island)
Auckland isnt free from earthquakes, as isnt the UK - I agree that the UK doesnt sit apon the 'Pacific 'ring of Fire' fault line, but if a disaster is going to strike, it's really just a role of the die to where its going to strike.
Auckland isnt that for from Christchurch - On whose scale?
Just for reference there is aprox 470 miles between Auckland and Christchurch and Christchurch is on a differnt island from Auckland
Yes, most of New Zealand sits on the pacific 'Ring of Fire' fault line and has earthquakes
but England isnt immune to earthquakes either...
Where the next disaster will strike - Who knows... it is a role of the die - wanna try and predict the next one? I most certainly dont!