New Zealand

With a population of over 4.6 million, New Zealand is the #21 globally ranked country on Cloudscene based on data center density. A GDP of US $174 billion, the country’s top service providers include Spark, Kordia and Chorus. New Zealand has 88 internet users per 100 and the connectivity ecosystem is made up of 73 colocation data centers, 143 cloud service providers and 5 network fabrics.

New Zealand Overview

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Market Overview

New Zealand is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy located in the Southern Hemisphere. The British monarch is the New Zealand’s head of state and consists of two sizeable islands. New Zealand has a population of over 4.6 million and 4.6 million and an internet literacy rate of 88% (4.04 million million internet users).

Data Center & Telecommunications Economy

The total GDP of the New Zealand is over US $174 billion and with a contribution of 5% from the digital economy, New Zealand’s data center industry is thriving. Besides New Zealand’s data centers, the digital economy includes 1.85 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 5.6 million mobile telephone subscriptions.

Data Center Markets

New Zealand contains several data center clusters throughout the country providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in New Zealand are:

New Zealand has very few submarine cables while the two international submarine cables they have connect the country from the North Island to Australia and Guam. There are 73 New Zealand data centers, the majority of these colocation facilities are located in and around Auckland and Wellington. Large carrier neutral New Zealand data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 143 service providers.

New Zealand Rankings

Cloudscene compares and ranks data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics in a given market by a range of different qualities including ecosystem size and network size.

Richest Data Center Ecosystems

The top five colocation facilities in New Zealand are:

  1. DataCentre220
  2. Orbit (Auckland)
  3. NZ 7A/7C Data Centre
  4. Kapua (Hamilton)
  5. MDR Datahall 2

Top Data Center Operators

The top five data center operators in New Zealand are:

  1. Spark
  2. Plan B
  3. Revera
  4. Datacom
  5. CityLink

Top Service Providers

The top five cloud service providers in New Zealand are:

  1. Spark
  2. Kordia
  3. Chorus
  4. Devoli
  5. Vodafone

Energy Distribution

Energy is a significant issue for data centers and New Zealand has good coverage of the energy sector. New Zealand is energized by 71% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil/nuclear fuels. This gives New Zealand colocation facilities significant opportunities to take advantage of green energy. In addition to green energy, data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores between 1.18 and 2.00. The average PUE for New Zealand data centers is 1.48. New Zealand colocation facilities provide over 38.00 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 15.00 kW to 15.00 kW.

Natural Disasters

New Zealand is experiences a range of different natural disasters. The primary concerns are earthquakes, floods, storms and, less frequently, volcanoes.

Service Providers

New Zealand’s communications industry is regulated by ComCom (Commerce Commission of New Zealand). Major players in the carrier space include:

  • Vodafone
  • 2 Degrees
  • Telecom Mobile
  • Telstra

While the top three service providers are:

There are numerous smaller providers as well.

Cloudscene New Zealand Facts

  • Total number of New Zealand data centers: 73
  • Total number of cloud service providers: 143
  • Total number of network fabrics: 5
  • Latest New Zealand data center added: Mt Eden
  • Latest New Zealand data centers service provider: Chorus
  • Number of certified colocation facilities in New Zealand: 6

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