Line drawing of Datacom's Christchurch 'Gloucester' data centre

Datacom's Christchurch data centre

Gloucester

The benchmark for South Island data centres, in central Christchurch.

The benchmark for South Island data centres, in central Christchurch.

Gloucester is the benchmark for South Island data centres. It's part of Datacom's Trans-Tasman interconnected data centre network that spans all four of Datacom’s New Zealand data centres and its two Australian co-location facilities.

The central Christchurch site has been serving customers for over 10 years. We have recently invested NZ$10 million to upgrade, refresh, and expand the site, bringing it up to the standard required to meet the needs of modern computing infrastructure.

The refresh included replacing the entire power system and upgrading security, cooling, and the data floor spaces to provide the same level of resilience as our Auckland, Hamilton, and Wellington data centres and lifting the facility to a rated-three standard.

The brand-new data floor spaces offer our full suite of rack products from quarter racks up to 48RU racks. Abel also offers customers 100 per cent power, cooling, and security service-level agreements.

Datacom's customers span industries including cloud and telecommunication providers, enterprise companies, government departments, major banks and financial organisations, and a range of IT service providers

Gloucester is now a rated-three facility, and the certifications and compliance the site has achieved include TIA-942, ISO27001, ISAE3402, PCI-DSS and the general data protection regulation (GDPR). It was recently awarded The Uptime Institute Management and Operations stamp of approval.

2 rating, 100% SLA availability, 2MW capacity, 139 10kW racks
Gloucester — Christchurch, New Zealand
Kapua, Hamilton
Orbit, Auckland
Abel, Wellington
AirTrunk SYD1, Sydney
AirTrunk MEL1, Melbourne
Line drawing of Datacom's 'Gloucester' Christchurch data centre
Gloucester — Christchurch, New Zealand

The benchmark for South Island data centres, in central Christchurch.

Line drawing of Datacom's 'Gloucester' Christchurch data centre
Gloucester — Christchurch, New Zealand
Line drawing of Datacom's 'Gloucester' Christchurch data centre

Gloucester — Christchurch, New Zealand

The benchmark for South Island data centres, in central Christchurch.

Kapua — Hamilton, New Zealand

Kapua — Hamilton, New Zealand

Hyper-scale facility purpose-built for large-scale deployments.

Orbit — Auckland, New Zealand

Orbit — Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand's most highly regarded data centre.

Abel — Wellington, New Zealand

Abel — Wellington, New Zealand

Highly rated and fully refreshed in central Wellington.

AirTrunk SYD1 — Sydney West, Australia

AirTrunk SYD1 — Sydney West, Australia

One of Australia’s largest data centres, in partnership with AirTrunk.

AirTrunk MEL1 — Melbourne, Australia

AirTrunk MEL1 — Melbourne, Australia

One of Australia’s largest data centres, in partnership with AirTrunk

Since opening just before the Christchurch earthquakes, the Gloucester data centre has been expanded and fully upgraded to modern standards. Gloucester now sets the benchmark for data centres in the South Island.

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Andrew Green
Associate Director, Data Centres, Datacom

Security

Security at the site has been fully upgraded to modern standards, with CCTV throughout and on all entrances. We keep visitor management module records, and have a secure mantrap for identity confirmation.

On-site team

Our data centre team are on-site to help you 12/7, and available to help remotely 24/7, with skilled and experienced technicians available to help with everything from a physical device check to full rack installation services. Customers can also access Abel 24/7 to work on their own equipment.

Neutrality

We are committed to telco and service provider neutrality for the lifetime of our facilities, so you can choose the provider that works best for your needs.

Certifications and compliance

Gloucester is Christchurch’s most-certified data centre. Customers of Gloucester benefit from the following certifications: PCI-DSS, ISAE NZ 3402, Uptime Institute M&O stamp of approval, TIA-942, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, and GDPR. We also operate Gloucester to the following standards: 2011 ASHRAE thermal guidelines A1 allowable range, ANSI/ISA 71.04-2013 G1 – Mild, and ISO 14644-1 Class 8.

Sustainable energy

Gloucester takes advantage of the cooler temperatures of the South Island’s temperate climate by use of an air-to-air heat exchanger system and dry-stack air-cooling technology for the process coolers. The facility is designed to operate at a PUE of 1.5 or better.

Runtime

Gloucester is safeguarded with a 2N power system and 2N UPS configuration to maintain an uninterrupted power supply. Backed up with on-site diesel fuel storage capacity of at least 48 hours at generator full load. Fuel polishing systems ensure the highest quality of fuel is available.

Protection

Gloucester is protected in case of fire with a VESDA aspirating smoke detection system. A ProInert gas flood fire suppression system is deployed throughout the data floors. Direct connections with the local fire brigade in place. Other fire suppression systems include mist suppression system and traditional sprinkler systems. The data centre is designed in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.0:2002 IL3.

Our expertise includes

What does each certification mean?

  • TIA-942: Specifies requirements for telecommunications infrastructure of data centres and computer rooms, covering all aspects including infrastructure, site location, architectural, electrical, mechanical, safety, and security
  • ISO27001: An international standard on how to manage information security
  • ISAE3402: An international standard for risk management
  • PCI-DSS: The payment card industry data security standard (PCI-DSS) is an information security standard for organisations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes
  • UpTime M&O: Assessment of staffing, organisation and training practices, preventive maintenance programme, operating conditions, and planning, management, and co-ordination practices and resources
  • GDPR: A set of guidelines that must be adhered to when collecting and processing information of individuals living in the European Union