Chorus partners with Nlyte in move to expand its Data Centre offering

Chorus has announced today that it is expanding its Chorus EdgeCentre Colocation product to three sites across New Zealand, and bolstering the product with an advanced Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution from Nlyte.

Chorus EdgeCentre Colocation is the rebranded name of Chorus' Premium Colocation product piloted in 2016 from its Auckland based Mt Eden exchange. Today it announces the launch of the Christchurch site with Wellington due to go live in June.

Tim Webber, Head of Consumer and Business at Chorus says the move has been prompted by a significant growth in cloud computing.

“We’ve seen the increased need for hosting high powered computing equipment, we know the importance of being able to offer low latency services and we’re seeing a trend towards outsourcing business IT functions,” Webber says.

“We’re really excited to have partnered with Nlyte. We will be giving our customers real-time control of their assets and virtual environment whenever they want, from wherever they want it.

“This provides a vital advantage over other Data Centres in New Zealand, especially when combined with the power of the largest fibre network in the country and the potential to expand to a selection of our 600 secure exchanges nationwide,” he says.

Chorus is the first New Zealand business to partner with Nlyte, a US based leader in providing Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions globally.

Mark Gaydos, Nlyte’s Chief Marketing Officer is delighted to be partnering with Chorus.

He says: “Nlyte is extraordinarily excited to work together with Chorus to provide customers greater capabilities, to operate with more agility, whilst also reducing costs.

“Together we are solving the mission critical needs of Chorus’ progressive customers by improving their real-time operational effectiveness while delivering greater control of their business.”

The significant growth in cloud computing and rapidly increasing demands for high powered computing at the edge is driving a need for data centres to provide low latency.

Chorus intends to continue leveraging its property portfolio to provide Chorus EdgeCentre Colocation services nationwide in the next few years.

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