Cloud Shadow

Local, Off-Site Backup and Recovery Solution


Cloud Based PBX - Full Featured. Small Price.

Homegrown Cloud Solutions

Cloud Office, Filecloud, Hosted Exchange and Private Cloud. Hosted Here in NZ

Cloud Office

Your Virtual Desktop. Accessible Anywhere. Anytime.

Committed to OUTSTANDING service and support

A LEADER in IT service and delivery. We deliver Managed IT Support & Cloud services nationwide

Since 2005

Our Services

Managed IT

Layer3, one of the original managed service providers in New Zealand, delivering managed services and support since 2005.

Managed IT Services

Worry Free IT? Flat rate, user-based agreements. Since 2005, Layer3 has been leading the field with fixed rate support agreements. These support agreements are an ‘all you can eat’ type of arrangement, covering desktops/laptops, phones, ISPs, servers, networking, etc. If it’s IT related, we cover it.

Managed Security Gateway

Unrivaled simplicity, security and insight Layer3 Managed Security Gateway brings a fresh new approach to the way you manage your firewall, respond to threats, and monitor what’s happening on your network. Get ready for a whole new level of simplicity, security and insight.

Managed WiFi

Optimise the performance of your organization’s wireless network with a Managed WiFi Service from Layer3.


VoiceX is a feature-rich, private IP phone system hosted in the cloud and provided as a monthly service. Fully managed by Layer3, VoiceX can be used either with softphones and/or a range of IP deskphones. If you do prefer deskphones, we will install an onsite device controller to neatly run all your phones down a secure path to your hosted PABX.

Layer3 Cloud

Layer3 home Grown cloud solutions, built and hosted right here in New Zealand with multiple data centre locations.

Cloud Office

Cloud Office allows you to move from your standard desktop computer which you can only at your office, to a cloud-based desktop system that you can access from anywhere. No longer do you need servers on-site. No longer do you need to purchase new desktop computers. Cloud Office is the future.

Private Cloud

Our private cloud allows you to move all your businesses infrastructure into the cloud. This cloud platform provides your business with disaster recovery and ease of accessibility while keeping your data hosted locally in New Zealand.


Filecloud is a New Zealand hosted file sharing program very similar to Dropbox. Filecloud allows your business to do away with the traditional file server and has all your data centrally managed in the cloud. There are applications for all devices (PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad and Android devices).

Hosted Exchange

Layer3 provide Hosted Exchange services locally here in New Zealand. We offer all the mail functionality of Microsoft Office 365 as our environment is modeled on Office 365.

Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup is our cloud backup solution. Cloud Backup is an all around backup tool which can backup PC, Mac, Windows Server, including Windows Server applications such as Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL. Cloud Backup is suitable for any business with very affordable pricing.

Cloud Shadow

Local, bare-metal, off-site backup and restoration solution

Public Cloud

Specialists in migrating customers to the following platforms:

Google Apps

Google Apps allows you to operate your business out of the Google cloud. Google Apps is useful for companies which are very Apple focused or have many Android devices.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 allows customers to move from their traditional on-site servers which provide email and file sharing capabilities. Office 365 provides these services from their public cloud. Microsoft Office 365 is a good fit for businesses who are not reliant on keeping their data in New Zealand and can operate by using Office 365’s web applications.

Why Choose Layer3

  • 13+ Years in Business

    We stand the test of time

  • 95% Customer retention

    Seriously good service

  • 100% Uptime

    Since 2014, our NZ cloud has maintained 100% uptime

  • All-In-One

    Managed Service, Public Cloud and our own purpose build NZ Cloud. We are your all-in-one provider

what our customers say

Physiotherapy New Zealand supports over 3,300 physiotherapy professionals and students nationwide. As part of our business continuity planning, we were looking for a New Zealand based cloud solution that could meet our needs while not comprising on speed, efficiency and who were also cost effective. Hayden and the team at Layer3 did a great job setting us up and any changes or queries we have had along the way have been dealt with very quickly.

Lucy - Physiotherapy New Zealand

Although we’d owned and run our IT system in-house for years, we’d recently made a strategic decision to move to the cloud. Due to the type of business we run, having a cloud solution based in NZ was necessary; as was cost-effectiveness, because we’re an NGO. However, by the time we found Layer3 we’d almost given up on finding an NZ-based cloud solution that we could afford! Hayden was patient in answering the (very) many questions we had, providing responses that were timely, in plain English and didn’t try to “sell” us anything. Once we made the decision to go with Layer 3’s Cloud Office solution, the process went smoothly and quickly. The transition to Layer 3 was absolutely seamless. Since that time, Layer 3 has provided excellent on-going support for our staff – many of whom can struggle with “IT stuff” due to lack of familiarity and experience. We highly recommend Layer3.

Laura Ashton - Mind & Body

Still not convinced?

Then read our case studies!