About Us


DataCentre220 is a Kiwi owned business, founded in 2007 with the idea of growing a carrier neutral facility in the heart of Auckland. Fast-forward to today and we have expanded and grown to be New Zealand’s most connected data centre.

We have a small friendly team who offer personal service to our customers.  We work with carefully selected suppliers to give you the ideal environment to meet your needs.

Connectivity

Connectivity in the centre is exceptional. We have more circuits than any other data centre in the whole of New Zealand (see chart below).

Fibre. The following carriers all have multiple redundant bundles of fibre entering the data centre from different streets: Vector Communications (formerly United Networks),Vital (formerly CityLink), Spark, Chorus or Vodafone.

ISPs. Voyager can cater for high bandwidth requirements. Vocus are a well known ISP who supply fibre bandwidth.  They also provide flat rate retail Internet connectivity over Ethernet as well as E1 telephony connections if required. See our Connectivity page for a selection of some of the ISPs available in the data centre.

Networks. As well as Vital (formerly CityLink), you can connect to Vocus Group and PIPE Networks "Australia’s largest Internet Exchange". A partial list of Peering Partners located at DataCentre220 can be seen at peeringdb.com.
Based on the entries in peeringdb (see chart) we are by far the most connected data centre in New Zealand. See also CloudScene.

Peering. The following companies have a presence in the data centre and allow you to peer with with other ISPs:
Vital (formerly CityLink) who manage the Auckland Peering Exchange have a node.
IX Australia which is owned and operated by Western Australian Internet Association (Inc.) are located here.
Megaport is now live in New Zealand and can provide a NaaS platform for easy interconnection. Megaport users can now create Virtual Cross Connects (VXCs) between Auckland and their Australian data centre network - giving access to global cloud and content on one platform.

Carrier Neutral

All fibre carriers are represented here at DataCentre220 so we don’t mind whom you use to connect to your chosen ISP.

We consider ourselves environment managers and have no interest in whom you connect to or through.

Access

DataCentre220 is located on two floors at 220 Queen Street (see map) with easy access by proximity card.

To reach us after hours you enter the building on the ground floor entrance using your proximity card. You then activate the lift with your card. Finally you swipe your card past the hidden card reader to gain access to the data centre. Each action is captured on CCTV.

You can access your cabinet in the data centre at any time without charge 24 x 7. As you do so, your actions are recorded on our 24 CCTV cameras.

Individually Locked Cabinets

Each cabinet has its own set of individual keys, giving you security from tampering by other data centre users.

Comfort

We make every effort to make DataCentre220 as convenient and comfortable to use as possible. There is a telephone for you to use if you are having reception difficulties with your cellphone. We have mobile desks and chairs with keyboards, monitors and mice for you to use. These can all be rolled to your cabinet for convenience.

Strategy

DataCentre220 is the creation of Dr. Martin Spencer, whose company Martin Spencer & Associates (MSA) was one of the pioneering software companies in New Zealand. In the early days of software development MSA wrote programs which were sold around the world. By the time MSA was sold it had customers in 55 countries including 60 of the Fortune 500 companies.

As a result Martin has encouraged technology and communications companies to locate in a central Auckland building, which he has renamed The Data Centre. The result has been a facility with extraordinary access to high speed data and telephony communications.

As our data centre grows it is fulfilling its aim of becoming a well managed, technically competent, yet reasonably priced facility.

Aim

To offer good data security, power security, cooling security  and physical security at a fair price in a carrier neutral environment.

Security Statement

DataCentre220 is physically located below ground, shielding us from direct exposure to outside elements.  Our second data centre space is located on the second floor of our building.

Our cabinets are housed in a highly secure data centre with environmental security and reliable power and data connections. Physical access is limited to authorised personnel. A CCTV system covers all entrances/exits and main areas, with 24-hour video recording, security card access system and cabinets with individual locks.

Temperature and humidity are managed by redundant air conditioning systems to ensure stable temperature and humidity. The air-conditioning systems are backed up by two different redundant generators.

The generators are fed from an underground diesel tank with capacity for in excess of 40 hours on maximum load.

See more information on our economical pricing