Consolidation and Expansion in the Australia/New Zealand Third-Party Datacentre Provider Market
This IDC study describes some of the demographic features associated with the Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) third-party datacentre provider market. It considers the market from a number of dimensions including country of origin, provider types, investment intentions, duration of operation, services provided, floor space, rack space, and power draw/usage. Floor space is analysed from a number of perspectives, including ANZ-based views to create an understanding of the current maturity of the market. The ANZ datacentre market has reached a level of maturity that makes it difficult for new entrants. There are a handful of third-party datacentre providers with more than 140,000 sq ft, and a small number between 40,000 and 140,000 sq ft. The vast majority of providers have floor space less than 20,000 sq ft. The market is dominated by large multinational corporations (MNCs), ICT vendors, and some midsize local players. The next stage of the life cycle of the market will be one of continued expansion, which will include consolidation as some of the larger players branch out into new states through both builds and acquisition.
"The ANZ datacentre market is ripe for consolidation," says Dr. Glen Duncan, IDC Research Manager — Infrastructure. "The market will increasingly be dominated by a small number of medium to large MNCs and national players that will carve out competitive differentiation in specific market niches. However, this consolidation is taking place at the cusp of an explosion in cloud-related services, which will simultaneously create competition for datacentre providers and drive datacentre provider market growth."