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Australia - Data Centres


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BuddeComm has been supportive of the data centre market since the 1990s and its time has finally come – thanks to the arrival of high-speed broadband networks that allow for a large range of new applications, covering all sectors of society and the economy.

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

The NBN in Australia has given an enormous boost to the data centre market, with forward looking investments worth $5 billion over the next 3-5 years. Currently the developments are highly centralised in the capital cities, but a more decentralised trend is expected to develop over time.

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.

Companies mentioned

Companies mentioned in this report include – Telstra, Optus, Macquarie Telecom, Equant, Alphawest, Primus, Pipe Networks, Ausix, GlobalCenter, Datacom Systems, Global Switch, Hostworks, EDS, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Equinix, Nexon Asia Pacific, NextDC, Polaris, ActewAGL, RightNow, WAIX, SAIX, VIX, Digital Realty Trust, Rackspace, Enterprise Data Corporation (EDS), IXnet, Habour MSP, Metronode-Leighton, Nextgen Netowrks, PSINet, Technical Real Estate.

Hot topics and technologies mentioned

Hot topics and technology mentions in this report include – enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relation management (CRM), internet exchanges (IX), outsourcing, infrastructure virtualisation.


1. Synopsis
2. Market overview
3. The changing market of data centres - Market analysis
3.1 The business concept of data centres
3.2 The broader market has changed
3.3 Changing technology environment
3.4 Data centre product sectors
3.5 Selective outsourcing
3.6 Glimpses of the future
3.7 Infrastructure requirements
4. New Trends & Developments
4.1 Trans-sector outsourcing – the way of the future
4.2 Infrastructure Virtualisation technology
5. Market statistics and surveys
5.1 Datacentres and datacentres
5.2 Datacentre spending to hit $2bn in 2012
5.3 Report from Gartner - 2011
5.4 Cloud services drive datacentre markets
5.5 Broadband and content would drive demand
5.6 Hubs for M2M and the Internet of Things
6. Telehousing (Co-location)
7. Internet Exchanges
7.1 Overview
7.2 Neutral IXs
8. Points of interconnect (POI)
8.1 Overview
8.2 NBN POIs
9. Content Data Networks
10. Major Players
10.1 AUSIX
10.2 Canberra Technology City
10.3 Digital Realty Trust
10.4 Enterprise Data Corporation
10.5 Equinix
10.6 Fujitsu
10.7 GlobalCenter (owned by Datacom Systems)
10.7.1 Background information
10.7.2 Datacom Systems
10.8 Global Switch
10.9 Harbour MSP
10.10 Hewlett-Packard
10.11 Hostworks
10.12 Macquarie Telecom
10.13 Metronode – Leighton
10.14 Nexon Asia Pacific
10.15 NEXTDC
10.15.1 Background information
10.15.2 Brisbane Data Centre
10.15.3 Melbourne and Sydney Data Centres
10.15.4 Perth Data Centre
10.16 Optus data centre
10.17 Polaris Victoria Data Centre
10.18 Rackspace
10.19 RightNow
10.20 Technical Real Estate (TRE)
11. Related reports
List of Tables and Exhibits
Table 1 – Overview of datacentre hardware spending – 2010 - 2012
Exhibit 1 – Different names for similar concepts
Exhibit 2 – Telehousing benefits

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