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Microsoft NZ Datacenter Region

Microsoft’s hyperscale datacenter region will super-charge New Zealand’s digital transformation. It will build a stronger and more resilient tech sector that grows our economy and innovates for the good of our society and our planet. Our local datacenters will create a sustainable, local home for New Zealand’s data at a scale and speed beyond anything we’ve seen before. The datacenters are more than infrastructure and services – they’re our investment in a more secure, productive, resilient, and equitable future for New Zealand.


We’re building some of the most sustainable datacenters in the world, right here in New Zealand

Trust and Security

We’re dedicated to earning trust every day using secure, safe and private technology


Our local datacenter region will ensure continuity of business operations


We’re building a safe and secure home for New Zealand’s data, on New Zealand shores


Our hyperscale datacenters will give New Zealand businesses the tools to create the New Zealand of tomorrow

Customer Announcements


Microsoft Announces First Major Customer for New Zealand Datacenter


BNZ signs on as flagship customer for Microsoft New Zealand datacenter region


New Zealand agreement signed for PwC and Microsoft Global Alliance


ASB selects Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud provider


Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) signs three-year Azure agreement with Microsoft

Auckland Transport

Migration to new hyperscale datacenter region promises greater innovation, sustainability and skills to deliver the future of transport.

Craigs Investment Partners

Craigs signs deal to migrate to Microsoft’s local datacenter region, boosting capacity and sustainability


A new agreement between AvePoint and Microsoft offers data residency and simplifies Copilot adoption for channel partners and NZ businesses.

Te Tumu Paeroa

Te Tumu Paeroa becomes anchor tenant of Microsoft New Zealand’s hyperscale cloud region, led by a pioneering Māori data sovereignty framework.


Microsoft announces CCL as first strategic launch partner for New Zealand cloud region.

Thought Leadership

Putting the data horse ahead of the technology cart

Russell Craig, National Technology Officer, Microsoft New Zealand

Will hyperscale cloud drastically affect NZ’s environment? That’s the plan

Russell Craig, National Technology Officer, Microsoft New Zealand

Digital innovation could shape the future of New Zealand

Russell Craig, National Technology Officer, Microsoft NZ

New cloud helping Kiwi firms go global

Matt Bostwick, Partner Lead at Microsoft NZ

Making your multi-cloud platforms work for you

Patrick Quesnel, Azure Business Group Engineering Lead at Microsoft ANZ

Stronger action needed on emissions

Russell Craig, National Technology Officer, Microsoft NZ

How the cloud could create thousands more jobs

Vanessa Sorenson, Managing Director of Microsoft NZ

Worth the hype: why it's Aotearoa's turn for a hyperscale datacenter region

Patrick Quesnel, Microsoft Azure Platform Growth & Development Product Engineering Lead – Australia & New Zealand

More Information

Cloud Dividend Report

How the cloud could create thousands more jobs for Aotearoa

Sustainability Report

How New Zealand is tracking towards its net zero goals

Virtual Datacenter Walkthrough

An immersive tour of a Microsoft datacenter

The Story So Far

More about the NZ Datacenter Region

NZ Cloud Region Partner Playbook

Technical guidance for Microsoft partners and resellers