24 August 2021

Frost & Sullivan recognises NEXTDC as Australian data centre services Company of the Year

SYDNEY, Australia – 24 August 2021. NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT), Australia's leading provider of data centre services, has been recognised by global analyst and growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan as the 2021 Australian Company of the Year in the data centre services industry.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan independently assesses data centre service providers before presenting their Company of the Year award to the contender that best demonstrates alignment with customer requirements and visionary innovation as well as market-leading operational and growth performance.

NEXTDC was acknowledged for differentiating itself through the type of customer-focused innovation and technology-driven operational excellence that is supporting cloud migration.

It also stood out from competitors based on its determination to meet customer demand for a seamless national data centre network, with a strong focus on driving ethical and environmentally sustainable digital transformation solutions.

NEXTDC’s strategic partnering value is acknowledged for transforming organisations.

NEXTDC’s customers are delivered the assurance of an industry leading service guarantee of 100% uptime, and are assisted in meeting their own ESG objectives through the sourcing of renewable energy, world-leading energy efficiency design and operations and a world-first, zero complexity carbon offset program.

As cloud migration accelerates across government, enterprise, and community, IT architecture is necessarily becoming more decentralised and distributed.

Frost & Sullivan recognised that NEXTDC meets the needs of today’s data-driven organisations to have critical infrastructure at the edge where their teams, processes, partners, locations and customers are.

This amplifies the value of NEXTDC’s integrated network of facilities across the country with consistent operational processes around safety, resilience, security, interconnectivity and cloud access.

This poignant award recognises NEXTDC’s commitment to environmental and operational sustainability verified through a range of third-party certifications, investments in renewable energy projects such as wind and solar, and its 100% carbon neutral status for corporate operations.

The award also acknowledged that NEXTDC is making it much easier for customers to embark on this same journey through the launch earlier in 2021 of its NEXTneutral carbon offset program which enables its entire ecosystem to achieve zero-net carbon emissions for all infrastructure within NEXTDC data centres.

Nidhi Jalali, Best Practices Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, commented, "NEXTDC's brand name is synonymous with technology excellence, innovation, and, most importantly, customer focus. Its product positioning has played a crucial role in its brand equity, and it has created a sense of excitement among its customers who engage with future technologies to enhance their overall user experience."

"NEXTDC has invested significantly in the Australian market and has demonstrated strong alignment towards the changing information technology landscape," continued Jalali.

"Besides scalability best practices and cloud readiness, NEXTDC has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability to enhance their customer's ecosystems," said Jalali.

Craig Scroggie, CEO at NEXTDC said, "We are proud to be recognised as Frost & Sullivan’s 2021 Australian data centre services Company of the Year. The world was turned on its head by the events of 2020.

Strategic data centre and connectivity services partners have been critical to the real time response and will help shape recovery as cloud migration accelerates and delivers the productivity, cost-efficiency, flexibility, and agility outcomes needed to thrive in an uncertain future.

“Cloud is the digital foundation for our customers' innovation and growth strategies, and this award reaffirms NEXTDC's market-leading capability to provide versatile, world-class services and fosters a culture that champions innovation and excellence."

"At NEXTDC, we listen to our customers and partners to understand what they need to meet their immediate requirements and support their strategic goals. In the end, our success will be driven by how much value we can introduce to our customers as they become more reliant on their critical infrastructure.

Delivering uncompromised levels of trust and reliability is at the heart of our brand, and we are extremely humbled to be recognised by Frost & Sullivan for having achieved this," concluded Craig.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognises companies in various regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, visionary innovation, customer impact, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.