About Us

Aotearoa's own cloud provider

Remember that old phrase, ‘World famous in New Zealand’? Back in the day, it was a self-deprecating way for Kiwis to acknowledge that local companies and products might be loved by New Zealanders, but they were hardly going to set the world alight.

Those days are gone.

In the 2020s, New Zealand technology and businesses compete on the global stage. And there is no reason New Zealand organisations can’t enjoy state-of-the-art cloud services – delivered right here in Aotearoa.

Everything you need from cloud services

With offices in Wellington and Auckland, Catalyst Cloud has been providing true cloud infrastructure and platform services since 2014, becoming an independent company within the Catalyst IT group in August 2017. Our public and private cloud services provide the five essential characteristics of cloud computing according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and are tailored for the local market.

We’re proudly open source because we believe in freedom, choice and transparency. Our open technologies, like OpenStack and Kubernetes, mean customers can use the tools and methods they already know and will never be locked in.

As a New Zealand owned and operated business, all our customers’ data stays safely in Aotearoa, protected by New Zealand law and data privacy regulations.

Closer to our customers

Our customers value the data sovereignty, onshore guidance and support that come from partnering with Aotearoa’s only locally owned cloud provider. We hold an All-of-Government Cloud Framework Agreement, so public sector clients have the assurance they’re dealing with an approved cloud services supplier to the New Zealand Government.


We’ve designed our cloud services to be accessible and easy to implement, with expert local support. Services are priced in NZ dollars and our invoicing for New Zealand customers does not change with fluctuating exchange rates, giving you price certainty.

Catalyst Cloud is dedicated to growing the digital economy in Aotearoa, with every dollar spent on our cloud solutions driving local innovation, talent and growth.

Aotearoa’s organisations deserve to have their critical cloud infrastructure and data under the control of New Zealanders, accountable to our laws and regulations, and nobody else’s. Catalyst Cloud is here to make that vision a reality.

Committed to reducing our carbon footprint

Catalyst Cloud are proud to be a Toitū net carbonzero certified organisation in line with ISO 14064-1. We are committed to managing and reducing our emissions, doing our part to build a low emissions economy.

We are also mindful how much energy data centres use, which is why we use 100% renewable energy, with all direct energy used being sourced, and certified renewable and carbon neutral, through the Toitū scheme.