Chorus is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company. It builds and maintains the country’s fixed line network – a government-regulated, open access network. Multiple phone and broadband providers deliver innovative products and services via this network and serves both business and residential connections. This network acts as New Zealand’s IT backbone.
At present, over 70% of New Zealand corporations have moved away from their own traditional, bricks-and mortar IT infrastructure. Even though they are in the cloud, they still require independent back-up and disaster recovery locations. This requirement has proven too real, in light of recent earthquakes in Christchurch and Wellington.
Against this backdrop, the real challenge is anticipating what the new world looks like. What physical infrastructure is required to support increasing demand in compute power at the edge of the network?