Fujitsu New Zealand has decided not to follow its Australian counterpart in buying a data centre.
Instead, the local branch of the services multinational is talking with potential partners about a data centre outsourcing business.
“In New Zealand, we built a business case for a data centre, but found there isn’t a shortage of data centre capability here,” says Fujitsu NZ managing director Chris Brice.
“The proposition of building our own data centre was unattractive and that’s why we’re looking to partner with another organisation to further our capability.”
Small and medium-sized organisations are showing more interest in outsourcing data and other functions, he says.
Fujitsu NZ’s clients include the Department of Courts, the Department of Conservation, Transpower and Tourism Holdings.
Fujitsu Australia bought a data centre from Exodus, which Brice describes as “a dot-com that built a series of world-class data centres, anticipating business from the net boom, went bust and sold them off”.