Our purpose is to protect and enrich our clients’ businesses.
With a 30 year track record of quality infrastructure and service delivery, Silicon continues to evolve. First and foremost, we are a technology partner that our clients can rely on to help make their businesses more resilient and more successful.
Here are some milestones:
1991– Silicon is founded
It’s July, 1991 and SIlicon Systems is founded. We begin building and selling Intel 80286 PCs to Wellington businesses. The red, white and blue Silicon logo starts making a name for itself and before we know it, we’re building hundreds of PCs a month. Its time to start getting a bit serious.
1995 – ISO9001 Certification
After 2 years refining and documenting our processes and procedures, Silicon becomes the first computer company in New Zealand to gain ISO9001 certification.
We receive a ministerial Scroll at the 1996 New Zealand Business Development Quality Awards, after adopting the Malcolm Baldridge Total Quality Management Philosophy. That philosophy is still fundamental to every aspect of our business today.
1999 – Intel Premier Provider
By now, we’ve forged a reputation for building the highest quality PC available. We begin applying these standards to building servers. We take our relationship with Intel to the next level, becoming an Intel Premier Provider for New Zealand.
Our locally built, globally supported range of servers goes dambusters – providing superior performance at almost half the price of multi-national competitors.
2004 – NZ’s first Blade Servers
Building on our growing server architecture expertise, we build and deliver the very first blade servers in New Zealand to the NZ Stock Exchange, and NZ Racing Board.
Blade server technology in the enterprise takes off, providing high density and high availability server resource for demanding applications.
2008– Leading in Virtualisation
Complemented by the performance and efficiency of high density server computing, virtualisation goes mainstream and Silicon becomes a VMware Enterprise partner, developing strong internal capability and helping businesses virtualise.
With our expertise continually growing, Silicon establishes itself as a true one-stop-shop for virtualised environment provision and management.
2011 – Datacentre Build
In 2011 after 2 years of planning and design, the construction of our very own Datacentre begins, ushering in a new era for Silicon as a cloud solutions provider. Ever built a datacentre? It’s no mean feat. A fastidious design process laid the foundation for doing it once and doing it right.
2013– CloudSuite is Live
In September 2013 we flick the ‘on’ switch in our Datacentre and launch CloudSuite, our range of IT infrastructure services. Our Datacentre provides local, accessible and affordable private cloud infrastructure to Wellington businesses who understand the power of a good relationship. We enjoy 99.9997% uptime over the next 4 years.
2018 – Urban Relocation
After 5 years running our datacentre in an incredibly fast moving market, we make the call to relocate our infrastructure from our own datacentre to Xtreme Networks in Wellington City. This enhances our resilience and allows us to focus on our core business of Infrastructure services rather than facilities management.
At the same time, after 27 years in Sydney Street, Petone, we relocate our Offices to Wellington City, marking the beginning of a new chapter in our history.
2020 – A bold new Brand
After nearly 30 years using our original turquoise and red “3 squares” branding, we rebrand with the imagery you see today. This bold new brand represents our metamophosis from a hardware builder at our inception to the true solutions provider we are almost 30 years later.
2023 – Datto Blue Diamond Partner
As we continue with our growth we achieve Blue Diamond Partner status with Datto, the leading global provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions, purpose-built for technology services providers. Blue Diamond Partner status is awarded to the top 1% of over 2,000 partners worldwide.
It gives Silicon access to unique training and partner enablement resources that allow us to continue to develop our solutions stack and provide even greater protection and security for our customers.
Today – Continued Growth
As we approach 32 years in business, we continue to develop and improve our solution stack and grow our presence enhancing and protecting government, corporate, and SME clients.
We’re growing faster than ever – and our team are more passionate than ever about enhancing and protecting New Zealand businesses.
We’re looking forward to the next 32 years.
To join us, give us a call today on 0800 4 SILICON.