: Chorus expands colocation capacity in Auckland data center

Mar 18, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

New Zealand wholesale fixed line operator, Chorus this week said it had expanded its Mount Eden data center in partnership with Vertiv, which designed and implemented a 23-rack hot aisle containment system. With a scalable power range of 50kW to 250kW, the facility uses refrigerant-based air-cooling modules, UPS systems, and an environmental monitoring unit.

Colocation product manager at Chorus, Mohammad Hadi, said: “Mount Eden was our pilot build in 2015 and every rack in that facility has since sold out. To give our customers room to play in today’s digital ecosystem, we needed to expand our capacity in Auckland where customers needed it. This demand led to the significant expansion of the Mount Eden site.”

He added: “Sites such as Mount Eden used to be occupied by large, legacy copper telco equipment. They’re now being replaced with smaller, more sustainable fiber alternatives, and Vertiv is helping us free up new space to put it to other uses.”