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 % (4.04 million million internet users).
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.
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 74 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 465 service providers.
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.
The top five colocation facilities in New Zealand are:
The top five data center operators in New Zealand are:
The top five cloud service providers in New Zealand are:
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.
New Zealand is experiences a range of different natural disasters. The primary concerns are earthquakes, floods, storms and, less frequently, volcanoes.
New Zealand’s communications industry is regulated by ComCom (Commerce Commission of New Zealand). Major players in the carrier space include:
While the top three service providers are:
There are numerous smaller providers as well.