Cockayne says data centre contracts have been won from both the private and public sectors, including a recent contract to manage the data collected by the New Zealand census for the Department of Statistics, and with the marketing maturing he expects the current rate of market growth to continue.
According to Cockayne, Revera has opened a new data centre about every two years for the past decade and today the company announced the opening of its fifth data centre located in Wellington.
Cockayne says the opening of the new centre in Auckland is to support “the exponential, multiple petabyte growth, of business critical data that Revera manages for more than 200 major NZ government and private organisations, using CommVault’s Simpana software.
The new data centre supplements existing locations in Tawa, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, and is located in Wellington’s Hutt’s Alexander Industrial Park. Cockayne says the 4000 square metre, Tier-3, TIA 942 standard development will enable the expansion of Revera’s Homeland Service provision to more customers, and “support the business growth that the company expects to see following the signing of a 10-year Department of Internal Affairs IaaS contract in October 2011.”
Cockayne says utilisation of the CommVault Simpana software has fuelled business expansion for Revera, “scaling from dozens of customers, several hundred servers in two data centres and multiple terabytes of data to hundreds of customers, thousands of virtual servers across five data centres and multiple petabytes of data,” without having to dramatically increase the company’s administrative overheads.
Revera’s Homeland Services offering provides a variety of what Cockayne says are “innovative utility computing offerings,” encompassing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), disaster recovery (DR) and customised managed services backed by around-the-clock local support. “CommVault’s singular platform and modern data management approach have accelerated the delivery of these value-added services while ensuring seamless scalability to address rapid business growth.”
According to Cockayne the Simpana software has allowed Revera to rollout new services across physical and virtual server environments while lowering operating costs and increasing service levels, and by using the Simpana archive functionality, it is able to offer a new, value-added service that will help customers “reduce the cost of long-term data retention while enabling improved information governance.”