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NEWS : New Zealand To Get Its ‘First Hyperscale Data Center’

18 March 2021

Software outsourcing company Datagrid and energy provider Meridian have announced that New Zealand is set to get its ‘first hyperscale data center’ located in Invercargill, the southernmost city in the country.

The $700 million data center project will span 25,000 square meters and have a capacity of 60 MW. In several years, it is anticipated to grow to 40,000 square meters with a capacity of 100 MW.

Situated in the island of Southland, Invercargill’s cool climate, ample land, and availability of renewable energy sources makes the region an ideal location for a data center.

Rémi Galasso, founder and chairman of Datagrid, revealed that as of now, the only hyperscale data center servicing New Zealand is located in Australia. However, Southland’s climate is believed to make powering a data center in the region 15% more cost effective compared to Australia.

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