20 September 2018

NEXTDC named as data centre ‘champion’ in Frost & Sullivan’s Frost IQ Matrix

NEXTDC has been named a data centre ‘champion’ in analyst firm Frost & Sullivan’s Frost IQ Matrix in the 2018 Australia Data Centre Providers report.

NEXTDC’s continued fast-paced revenue growth and the strength of its business strategy has propelled it to the ‘champions’ quadrant of Frost & Sullivan’s IQ Matrix, confirming NEXTDC’s prominent position among Australia’s top data centre providers.

The 2018 benchmark demonstrates that NEXTDC is quickly rising up the ranks as a mature contender for overall leadership in the Australian data centre market, even against much larger global rivals. NEXTDC is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world; over the past 8 years, NEXTDC has designed, built and opened 8 data centres across Australia, and recently announced that it had acquired new sites for a third data centre in Sydney and a second data centre in Perth, with a third site in Melbourne to be announced soon. These new facilities in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth will be the largest data centres ever built in Australia, which takes NEXTDC’s total future capacity to over 300MW.

Frost & Sullivan recognises best-in-class companies and NEXTDC is a standout in Australia’s rapidly growing data centre market,” said Audrey William, Director and Head of Research of Information and Communication Technology, Frost & Sullivan, Asia-Pacific. “Australia is one of the most mature data centre as a service markets in Asia Pacific, and we expect to see massive expansion for NEXTDC as demand for local data centre services increases.

Being classified as a champion in our industry validates our commitment to setting new standards for world class engineering and service delivery,” said Craig Scroggie, CEO of NEXTDC.

Frost & Sullivan's IQ Matrix

The report highlights NEXTDC’s “massive expansion” of data centre capacity in Australia via its current second generation builds B2 Brisbane and M2 Melbourne data centres, as well as the S2 Sydney data centre, which is on track for completion in the first half of the 2019 financial year.

B2 and M2 are prime examples of how NEXTDC continues to raise the bar for the industry. We're doing this by building and operating data centres certified to the highest standards for reliability, security, operational sustainability and energy efficiency,” said Mr Scroggie.

B2 and M2 were the first Australian data centres and the first colocation facilities in the Asia Pacific region to achieve Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification of Design and Constructed Facility.

Melbourne's M2: NEXTDC's newest Tier IV fully certified data centre

B2 also received UTI Tier IV Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability in August, making it the first data centre in the southern hemisphere to achieve the Tier IV Operational Gold rating. B2, M2 and S2 are additionally designed to support an industry-leading NABERS 5-star rating for energy efficiency.

We’re not slowing down our expansion either and will continue set new standards via our third generation of world class Tier IV data centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Once completed these will be the largest developments of their kind in Australia,” said Mr Scroggie.

As an Australian headquartered company, we’re very proud to provide leadership in technology, operations and energy efficiency for our industry and we're excited to be the platform for other industries to help build Australia’s digital economy.