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Telecom New Zealand adds more cloud to arsenal

Telecom New Zealand on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to acquire business cloud services specialist Appserv, building on other recent acquisitions in the space and giving Telecom NZ greater leverage in the enterprise sector.

Telecom New Zealand Chief Executive Simon Moutter said that the acquisition of Appserv adds to the significant investment the carrier has made across cloud services and provides a major new piece in the cloud jigsaw in the wake of the acquisition of Rivera last year.

“Revera is a Cloud computing specialist that provides Cloud solutions predominantly for Government and corporates, while Appserv brings specialist Cloud Desktop-as-a-Service solutions for a range of business sizes, particularly small to medium sized,” he said.

“It’s a powerful combination that adds to our existing strengths in Cloud infrastructure, mobility, managed ICT and platform as a service. Gen-i is making big strides in all these areas. We have secured a number of significant new IT as-a-service contracts. We have added new or imminent data centre business totalling in excess of 250 racks since the beginning of 2014. Revera is continuing to grow strongly and perform well.”

Moutter said that Telecom NZ has continued to invest in data centres. In Wellington, a new Revera centre opened last year that is now 100 per cent allocated, with a third centre due to open in October. In Christchurch, a new green-fields centre opened in August and is already over 30 per cent full. In Auckland, a high resiliency data centre in Takanini is due to open in October, with 38 per cent of capacity already allocated.

 


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