T4 Group has announced a new lead partnership with NTT Ltd to provide their NZ Data Centre infrastructure.
The new partnership is said to positively impact the company's current data centres in Whangārei and Auckland, as well as its third which is being built in Southland.
T4 Group says all of its data centres are colocation facilities, providing rack space for clients to store and run their own hardware and servers in a safe and secure environment. The T4 team also provides consistent monitoring and uptime overview.
NTT Ltd provides solutions to many of the world's largest companies. They develop edge-to-cloud networking ecosystems, helping simplify the complexity of workloads across multi-cloud environments and innovate at the edge of IT environments.
T4 Group Director David Simpson says the collaboration is a fantastic opportunity, and both companies share the same goals and aspirations.
"Partnering with NTT is an exciting step in the right direction for the business as both companies share similar outlooks and objectives when it comes to the environment and ensuring sustainability is at the forefront of our operations," he says.
T4 says its philosophy on sustainability is vital to the company's values. Typically, high amounts of energy are required to cool data centre racks. However, they say the design of the newest Tier 4 centre in Southland will maximise cool natural airflow to significantly reduce reliance on powered cooling systems, whilst warm air will be extracted and used by a large local business.
Combined with its use of hydro power, it will also be the country's first carbon-neutral data centre.
"T4 Group is not green washing its operation; currently, most data centres in New Zealand rely on coal as a secondary power source with some companies using various offsetting methods," says Simpson
"We can harness the unique benefits from the regions, such as access to hydro energy, to develop truly green and sustainable community assets."
Simon Gillespie, CEO, NTT New Zealand agrees, saying the value alignment allows for the creation of successful outcomes for clients.
"We're very much aligned with T4 Group on its sustainability focus, and are committed to partnering together to serve our collective clients and communities on the ground."
T4 Group Director of Technology Jason Porter also says that collaborating with NTT was a major milestone.
"The fact NTT has a similar business ethos to us made this a no-brainer.
"We're really thrilled to be partnering with NTT by providing their data centre infrastructure at the highest level of capability and security in New Zealand - no one else can match what we offer."
T4 Group says it is always looking for ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency.
"We're committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our operation, and part of that requires constant review of our operations and implementing improvements.
"It's also increasingly important to our clients as we help to improve their carbon footprint," says Porter.
The group also currently has 500 rack spaces available in their Auckland Tier 3 certified Data Centre.