Revera says work has started on its new $40 million datacentre, in Wellington. The company has been named as a computer infrastructure supplier to the government agencies over the next 10 years. The facility is on a 4,000 square metre site in Upper Hutt’s Alexander Industrial Park, and is slated for completion in April next year. Revera said the datacentre is a Tier-3 facility built to the TIA 942 global standard and meets the IL3 Structural rating for withstanding earthquake shock. Named ART (Alexander Road, Trentham), the facility is Revera’s fourth datacentre commissioning in the last eight years. Revera has other modular datacentres in Tawa, Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton. Robin Cockayne, Revera general manager business development, says a cluster of the right-sized datacentres offers a significant advantage over a single monolithic facility. “You don’t want all your eggs in one basket. If something in the datacentre breaks, or a regional disaster prevents access, then re-establishing client systems is a huge task, simply because the lion’s share of datacentre capacity has gone. A datacentre network gives you options. If one datacentre is disabled or inaccessible then capacity isn’t substantially diminished.” Cockayne says Revera’s decision to shift the company from product centric to computing infrastructure services played a key role in their involvement in the government’s technology infrastructure as a service.
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