Microsoft made a major announcement yesterday that has huge implications for the New Zealand ICT industry: they’re adding a New Zealand data centre “region” to their popular Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure platforms. Previously, the closest Microsoft data centre to New Zealand was in Sydney.
This is a huge vote of confidence in NZ Inc. and one that OneNet welcomes. While there aren’t many details in the public arena, other than the data centre will be based in Auckland. Beyond that, we can only speculate. As a Microsoft Gold partner with over 20 years of experience, OneNet is well placed to help our clients in their journey to the cloud, and to maximise the value our clients can get from cloud. With Azure, we’ve built “bursting” environments where our clients only pay for peaks of use, meaning much better return on the dollar for their infrastructure requirements.
An Auckland-based Microsoft data centre means OneNet will be able to accelerate our clients’ workloads onto a highly-regarded public cloud platform. Because we’re 100% New Zealand owned and operated, clients can be confident that our local support and expertise will be available.