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Line drawing of Datacom's Auckland 'Orbit' data centre

Datacom's Auckland data centre


New Zealand's most highly regarded data centre.

New Zealand's most highly regarded data centre.

Orbit is New Zealand’s most highly regarded data centre. It's 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.

Orbit is located in Albany, on Auckland’s North Shore. This is a geologically stable and flood-free area, well outside of the Auckland volcanic field.

Sustainability is at the forefront of Orbit’s design. It makes use of an air-side economiser cooling system, which reduces energy usage and lowers costs for our customers.

Orbit is currently our largest facility, capable of housing over 1,100 racks and delivering up to 10MW of power.

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

The certifications and compliance Orbit has achieved include TIA-942, ISO27001, ISAE3402, PCI-DSS, the general data protection regulation (GDPR), and the Uptime Institute Management and Operations stamp of approval (Uptime Institute M&O). The scores for Orbit's initial assessment against the Uptime Institute M&O were 94.5, which positions Orbit 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. As Orbit is highly certified for management effectiveness and operational practices, we provide assurance of the lowest possible business risk available.

Orbit is one of the most connected locations in New Zealand, with upwards of 40 different providers offering varying connectivity options from the site, either through our telecommunication rooms or from the data floors.

3+ rating, 100% SLA availability, 7MW capacity, 1105 12kW racks.
Orbit — Auckland, New Zealand
Kapua, Hamilton
Abel, Wellington
Gloucester, Christchurch
AirTrunk SYD1, Sydney
AirTrunk MEL1, Melbourne
Line drawing of Datacom's Auckland 'Orbit' data centre
Orbit — Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand's most highly regarded data centre.

Line drawing of Datacom's Auckland 'Orbit' data centre
Orbit — Auckland, New Zealand
Line drawing of Datacom's Auckland 'Orbit' data centre

Orbit — Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand's most highly regarded data centre.

Kapua — Hamilton, New Zealand

Kapua — Hamilton, New Zealand

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

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

Orbit is New Zealand’s most highly regarded data centre, with the highest levels of certification and sustainability at its heart. We’re very proud of our site and the customers we look after in it.

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 and customer access

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 also access Orbit 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

Orbit is the Auckland regions’ most-certified data centre. Customers of Orbit benefit from the assurance of the following certifications: PCI-DSS, ISAE NZ 3402, the Uptime Institute M&O stamp of approval, TIA-942, and ISO/IEC 27001:2013. 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

Orbit is designed for highly efficient use of power, with a design PUE of 1.5 and regularly operating at around 1.3.


Orbit is safeguarded with N+1 power system and 2N UPS configuration to maintain an uninterrupted power supply. Backed up with 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.


Orbit is 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 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