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Line drawing of Datacom's Hamilton 'Kapua' data centre

Datacom's Hamilton data centre


Hyper-scale facility, purpose-built for large-scale deployments.

Hyper-scale facility, purpose-built for large-scale deployments.

Kapua (cloud in Te Reo Māori) is part of Datacom's Trans-Tasman interconnected data centre network that spans all four of Datacom’s New Zealand data centres and its two Australian co-location facilities

Kapua is located on the northern fringe of Hamilton. It is our most expandable data centre (with the capacity to expand to well over 1,500 racks and 14MW of power. The size of the facility makes Kapua ideal for cloud computing or enterprise businesses looking for a long-term, scaleable, and secure data centre.

Our customers span industries from international cloud and telecommunication providers, government departments, enterprise companies, major banks and financial organisations, and a range of IT service providers.

It's physically the best-connected data centre site (road, rail, power, data) in New Zealand, and we have upwards of 40 different providers offering varying connectivity options from the site, either through our telecommunication rooms or from the data floors.

Hamilton is also considered the most geologically safe area in New Zealand with no known active earthquake risk, and it's located well south of the Auckland volcanic field.

Kapua's location is therefore ideal as a site for businesses looking to lower their risk profile by housing their critical assets in one of New Zealand’s lowest-risk locations. Kapua balances that with close enough proximity to Auckland to allow high-speed network connectivity and easy access by road.

The certifications and compliance Kapua has achieved include TIA-942, ISO27001, ISAE3402, PCI-DSS, the general data protection regulation (GDPR), and The Uptime Institute Management and Operations (Uptime Institute M&O) stamp of approval. Kapua's scores for its initial assessment against Uptime Institute M&O were 96.8, putting Kapua on the world-class data centre stage.

It's rated three-plus and offers 100 per cent power, cooling, and security service-level agreements to all customers.

3+ rating, 100% SLA availability, 4MW capacity, 920 12kW racks.
Kapua — Hamilton, New Zealand
Orbit, Auckland
Abel, Wellington
Gloucester, Christchurch
AirTrunk SYD1, Sydney
AirTrunk MEL1, Melbourne
Line drawing of Datacom's Hamilton 'Kapua' data centre
Kapua — Hamilton, New Zealand

Hyper-scale facility purpose-built for large-scale deployments.

Line drawing of Datacom's Hamilton 'Kapua' data centre
Kapua — Hamilton, New Zealand
Line drawing of Datacom's Hamilton 'Kapua' data centre

Kapua — Hamilton, New Zealand

Hyper-scale facility purpose-built for large-scale deployments.

Orbit — Auckland, New Zealand

Orbit — Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand's most highly regarded data centre.

Abel — Wellington, New Zealand

Abel — Wellington, New Zealand

Highly rated and fully refreshed in central Wellington.

Gloucester — Christchurch, New Zealand

Gloucester — Christchurch, New Zealand

The benchmark for South Island data centres, in central Christchurch.

AirTrunk SYD1 — Sydney West, Australia

AirTrunk SYD1 — Sydney West, Australia

One of Australia’s largest data centres, in partnership with AirTrunk.

AirTrunk MEL1 — Melbourne, Australia

AirTrunk MEL1 — Melbourne, Australia

One of Australia’s largest data centres, in partnership with AirTrunk

Kapua is our most expandable data centre. With the highest specifications, certifications, and SLAs available it’s perfect for customers large and small. It’s ideal for those looking for the lowest risk profile available in New Zealand.

Tom Jacob
Director Data Centres, Datacom


We offer full perimeter and internally integrated CCTV and intrusion detection systems and perimeter fencing. We keep visitor management module records, and we have interlocked vehicle and pedestrian gates, and secure mantrap for identity confirmation.

On-site team

Our data centre team are on-site to help you 24/7, with skilled and experienced technicians available to help with everything from a physical device check to full rack-installation services. Customers can access Kapua 24/7 to work on their own equipment.


We are committed to telco and service provider neutrality for the lifetime of our facilities, so you can choose the provider that works best for your needs.

Certifications and compliance

Kapua is the Waikato region's most certified data centre. Customers of Kapua benefit from the assurance of the following certifications: PCI-DSS, ISAE NZ 3402, Uptime Institute M&O stamp of approval, TIA-942, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, and GDPR. We also operate to the following standards: 2011 ASHRAE thermal guidelines A1 allowable range, ANSI/ISA 71.04-2013 G1 – Mild, and ISO 14644-1 Class 8.

Sustainable energy

Kapua is designed to be highly efficient in the use of power, with a design PUE of 1.4 and regularly operating at around 1.3.


Kapua is safeguarded with an N+1 power system and 2N UPS configuration to maintain an uninterrupted power supply, backed up with an on-site diesel fuel storage capacity of at least 48 hours at generator full load. Fuel polishing systems ensure the highest quality of fuel is available.


Kapua's protected in the case of fire with a VESDA aspirating smoke detection system. A ProInert gas flood fire suppression system is deployed throughout the data floors. Direct connections with the local fire brigade are in place. Other fire suppression systems include mist suppression system and traditional sprinkler systems. The data centre is designed in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.0:2002 IL3.

Our expertise includes

What does each certification mean?

  • TIA-942: Specifies requirements for telecommunications infrastructure of data centres and computer rooms, covering all aspects including infrastructure, site location, architectural, electrical, mechanical, safety, and security
  • ISO27001: An international standard on how to manage information security
  • ISAE3402: An international standard for risk management
  • PCI-DSS: The payment card industry data security standard (PCI-DSS) is an information security standard for organisations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes
  • UpTime M&O: Assessment of staffing, organisation and training practices, preventive maintenance programme, operating conditions, and planning, management, and co-ordination practices and resources
  • GDPR: A set of guidelines that must be adhered to when collecting and processing information of individuals living in the European Union