Australian firm Canberra Data Centres (CDC) has launched two new data centers in Auckland, New Zealand.

The company has launched two data centers in the Silverdale and Hobsonville areas of Auckland. Auckland Campus One in Silverdale and Hobsonville’s Campus Two can both support up to 14MW of power each.

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CDC's Silverdale facility – Canberra Data Centres

CDC said these are the ‘largest and most secure centers of their type’ in New Zealand have been built specifically for national critical infrastructure providers and other organizations requiring high security and availability.

CDC New Zealand managing director Andrew Kirker said: “CDC continues to innovate and set the standard for world-class data center services, supporting our clients’ critical digital infrastructure for the long term. The unique fit-for-purpose, ‘building within a building’ data center design has the most modern and highest quality equipment and features. These include a powerful interconnected ecosystem, guaranteed 100 percent availability and comprehensive physical and procedural security.”

Partners including Vodafone New Zealand, Vector, Kordia and Feenix are among the first New Zealand network service providers to service their customers’ IT needs from within the new facilities.

“The state-of-the-art CDC data centers present a significant step in cloud computing for our country, bringing a world-class level of performance previously unheard of in New Zealand, to cover both customers’ private and public cloud needs,” said Aaron Olphert, Chief Digital Officer at Kordia. “We’re working with our customers on how we can help them migrate, connect to, and secure data and infrastructure within the new data centers, so they can take advantage of the world-class cloud solutions on offer.”

CDC said both facilities will be powered by one hundred percent renewable and carboNZero Certified electricity and use a closed-loop cooling system.

CDC is 48 percent owned by New Zealand-based infrastructure investor, Infratil, alongside Australia's sovereign Future Fund. In Australia, the company currently operates the Eastern Creek campus in Sydney – 48MW across three buildings, with a fourth building due to deliver another 37MW this year – two campuses outside Canberra in Hume with a total of five buildings and another two near the capital in Fyshwick across four buildings. It has a 150MW campus in development in Melbourne.

Australia’s DCI currently has two data centers in development in Auckland. T4 and DataGrid are developing on New Zealand’s South Island. AWS, Google, and Microsoft are all developing cloud regions in the country.

CDC wants to keep its Scope 2 emissions out of sight

ITNews reports CDC has been trying to keep its CO2 emissions data secret. The publication reports the company applied to the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) to keep its scope two emissions and energy data for 2020-21 a secret under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme. CDC claims disclosure could reveal ‘trade secrets’ about its data center operations to competitors.

CDC is the only company required to report emissions and energy data in 2020-21 to apply for an exemption. All other data centers to emit at least 50 tonnes of greenhouse gases – the threshold for reporting – reported their 2020-21 data in full, including Equinix, NextDC, Amazon, AirTrunk, Global Switch, and Fujitsu.

“CDC will always take all steps possible to protect and maintain the confidentiality of our clients’ interests and information,” a CDC spokesperson told ITnews.

The application continues to be assessed by the regulator tasked with monitoring and reducing emissions.

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