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Jabez Tan on land constraints impacting data centre market in Singapore

  • July 20, 2017

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Singapore government has agreed to fund a research project by a local data center provider and a Chinese hardware vendor on designing and building underground and high-rise data centers, as the small island nation’s outsize data center industry faces a future marked by land shortages.

Because of its location and access to a large variety of submarine cables, the city state is one of the hottest data center markets in all of Asia Pacific. Things have…

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Jabez Tan on Apple building data centre in Guizhou

  • July 20, 2017

Source: South China Morning Post

Apple is looking to double down on its business in mainland China by establishing a data centre in Guizhou province to comply with rigid cybersecurity laws, while supporting Beijing’s efforts to develop one of the country’s poorest areas into a world-class hi-tech hub.

The 41-year-old technology giant, which counts the mainland as its second-biggest market after the United States, said it has partnered with Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co (GCBD), a government-backed data…

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Jabez Tan, Structure Research on the Hong Kong Data Centre Market

  • June 26, 2017

Source: South China Morning Post

When news broke in December 2013 that Google had pulled the plug on its Hong Kong data centre project, there was plenty of hand-wringing and finger-pointing that followed as people tried to make sense of what had happened.

The American internet giant’s decision came about two years after it broke ground on a 2.7-hectare site inside the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, where it had committed to invest US$300 million in the facility that…

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Philbert Shih and Structure Research on Peak 10 and ViaWest

  • June 19, 2017

Source: Data Center Knowledge

If and when it closes, the $1.67 billion deal to take Denver-based ViaWest off the balance sheet of its current owner, the Canadian telco Shaw Communications, will not only give Peak 10 nation-wide reach, it will make it one of the two biggest player in so-called tier-two US data center markets. The only other player in those markets of comparable size is TierPoint, according to analysts at Structure Research, who were hard pressed to determine…

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Jabez Tan talks Hong Kong data centre market with Data Center Knowledge

  • June 7, 2017

Source: Data Center Knowledge

While growing at a rate that’s similar to other top data center markets, the Hong Kong colocation market may see its growth slow if the small nation’s government doesn’t allocate more land for data center construction.

That’s according to the latest market report by Structure Research, which has made a slight downward adjustment to its five-year growth projections for Hong Kong to reflect the very real effect land scarcity is having on the market.

“There has been…

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