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Australia - Data Centres


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Australia - Data Centres

BuddeComm has been supportive of the data centre market since the 1990s. However, it took nearly 20 years for the industry to reach its current position. The arrival of cloud computing, Big Data, M2M and IoT allowed for a large range of new services and applications, especially aimed at small and medium organisations.

The data centre market includes telehousing facilities, co-location facilities, cloud and IT services, content hosting, connectivity and interconnection. They are important for a range of business and government applications including new developments of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (M2M).

These developments have given an enormous boost to the data centre market, with investments totalling $5 billion over the 2011-2016 period. Currently the developments are highly centralised in the capital cities, but a more decentralised trend is expected to develop over time.

Data centre customers are migrating from co-location services and managed hosting to cloud services. Cloud providers are the fastest growing segment of most Australian data centre providers.

Government continues to increase in maturity in their understanding of cloud technologies, how to use cloud to the best of their advantage, and how to optimize their existing infrastructure.

This report overviews the different forms of data centres, the growth of neutral facilities, and gives an insight into the size of the general data centre market, the trends occurring in it, and the major players in the sector. Of the major players the role of the telcos is included and a number of smaller independent providers are profiled.

Key developments:

Premium data centre services, High density data centre requirements, Consolidation of data centres, Cloud Providers driving growth.

Companied covered in this report include:

Canberra Data Centre (CDC), Australia Data Centres, Telstra, Optus, HP, Macquarie Telecom, Datacom Systems, Global Switch, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Equinix, NextDC, Polaris, Digital Realty, IXnet, Metronode, Nextgen Networks, Vocus.


1. Synopsis
2. Market overview
3. The changing market of data centres - market analysis
3.1 Datacentre market analysis
3.2 Selective outsourcing
3.3 Glimpses of the future
3.4 Infrastructure requirements
4. Emerging Data Centre Trends
4.1 Increased Usage of Managed Hosting to Cloud Services
4.2 High-Density Data Centre Requirements
4.3 Consolidation to Larger, More Efficient Data Centres
4.4 Cloud Providers Driving the Growth of Data Centre Ecosystems
5. Wider Industry Trends and developments
5.1 Call centres to go digital
5.2 Software-defined data centres (SDD)
6. Internet Exchanges
6.1 Overview
6.2 Neutral IXs
7. Points of Interconnect (POI)
8. Network Attached Storage (NAS)
9. Major Players
9.1 Australian Data Centres
9.2 The Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC)
9.3 Canberra Data Centres (CDC)
9.4 Datacom
9.5 Digital Pacific
9.6 Digital Realty
9.7 Equinix
9.8 Fujitsu Australia
9.9 Geraldton datacentre
9.10 Global Switch
9.11 Hewlett-Packard (HP)
9.12 LiveOps
9.13 IBM Australia
9.14 Macquarie Telecom
9.15 Metronode
9.16 NEXTDC
9.17 Polaris Data Centre
9.18 Rackspace
9.19 Syncom
9.20 Telstra / PacNet
9.21 Verizon
9.22 Vocus Communications
9.23 YourDC - Adelaide
10. Related reports
Exhibit 1 - Pacnet

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