According to IDC’s latest report on the ANZ market, companies and organisations in the region are moving from a narrow one data centre, one DR facility strategy to adopting a broader ecosystem of services utilising third-party data centres.
IDC senior consultant, Liam Gunson says, however, that organisation-owned data centres will still be a feature of the market and the adoption of different third-party data centre services will be mixed across regions in both New Zealand and Australia. “Some regions will see strong growth, whilst others may witness a decline in the next two years."
The IDC report shows on average 36 percent of ICT infrastructure amongst Australian organisations were located in a third party data centre, with 47 percent located in a third party facility amongst New Zealand organisations.
“We expect the largest increase will come in co-location in the Victoria and Tasmania region, followed by Queensland in which the growth will be in third-party managed infrastructure services,” said IDC market analyst, Yee-Kuan Lau.
“In New Zealand, the largest growth in racks will come in the upper and mid-North Island in both co-location and managed infrastructure services.”
IDC’s research director, Matt Oostveen makes the point that the move by ANZ companies and organisations to hybrid data centre models reflects the adoption of cloud services which he says are also being consumed as a hybrid model.
“Continued investment in on-premises data centres is validation that Australian and New Zealand organisations will continue to invest in in-house computing models," Oostveen concluded.