Philbert Shih on Amazon’s potential investment in Rackspace

  • August 18, 2020

Source: San Antonio Express News

Report: Amazon looks to acquire stake in San Antonio’s Rackspace Technology

Amazon wants a piece of San Antonio cloud-computing company Rackspace Technology Inc., according to a published report.

The online retail giant is in talks to acquire a minority stake in Rackspace, Reuters reported early Monday, citing unnamed sources. News of the discussions came less than two weeks after Rackspace raised $703 million from its initial public offering on the Nasdaq Global Select…


Philbert Shih on Salt Lake City data centre market

  • July 22, 2020

Source: DataBank press release

DataBank Announces Opening of “SLC5” Salt Lake City Data Center

The Company’s Fifth Facility in Salt Lake Solidifies the Region’s “Silicon Slopes” Reputation and Provides a Robust Option for West Coast Customers.

SALT LAKE CITYJuly 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announces the opening of its fifth Salt Lake City data center (SLC5) and is the 20th data center the company…


Structure Research publishes first FLAP market DCI report: Paris + Marseille

  • July 21, 2020


Newest addition to Structure Research DCI Report Series is another example of depth and comprehensiveness of proprietary data centre research methodology.

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – July 22, 2020 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global data centre and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced the publication of its Paris + Marseille Data Centre and Interconnection (DCI) Report for 2020.



Philbert Shih on Portland data centre market

  • July 14, 2020

Source: EdgeConneX press release

EdgeConneX Expands Portland’s Leading Edge Ecosystem to Meet Surging Demand

Hillsboro campus location is home to a rich ecosystem of network, content and cloud service providers that are driving the need for capacity growth.

HERNDON, Va.July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EdgeConneX®, the pioneer in Edge data center® development, announces the expansion of its Portland Edge Data Center. With capacity currently available, Portland 02 brings an additional 6MWs of capacity,…


Structure Research data quoted on Toronto data centre market

  • June 11, 2020

Source: Data Economy

ServerFarm Targets Toronto’s Future $565m Data Centre Economy With Expansion Built During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Transatlantic data centre operator ServerFarm has added 14MW of new critical capacity to its Toronto data centre, nearly doubling the facility’s power load.

The project included a major construction phase, which was completed during the Covid-19 lockdown with the support of TD Securities, Israel Discount Bank and others.

As a market, Toronto is on a 12.3% CAGR up to 2024, when it is  Read more...

Philbert Shih on Rackspace IPO and return to public markets

  • June 10, 2020

Source: San Antonio Express News

Rackspace appears set for IPO

Cloud services company Rackspace Technology appears to be preparing to return to the stock market.

The San Antonio-based company, which was taken private by Apollo Global Management in 2016, informed investors on a private call this week that it confidentially filed for an initial public offering, according to Debtwire, a financial data provider.

Rackspace could be valued in an IPO at more than $10 billion.

No date has been set for a potential…


Philbert Shih on data centre market in Indonesia

  • April 22, 2020

Source: Data Economy Magazine (Digital) (pages 16-20); Web Version in Data Economy



Indonesia. The largest country in Southeast Asia has, at one point produced oil, coal, natural gas and palm oil, all used as energy raw materials. The renewable energy potential in the country is high – from sold, wind, hydro to geothermal energy. A surge in mobile data and Internet users is heavily contributing to the pressing need for faster connectivity and, in turn, more…


Jabez Tan on Hyperscale data centre market in Japan

  • April 22, 2020

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Equinix and GIC to Build Cloud Data Centers in Japan

Absent domestic cloud giants, US and Chinese platforms are rushing into Japan to fill the void.

Japan hasn’t produced a cloud giant of its own, so American and Chinese ones are rushing to sell cloud services to businesses in the world’s third-largest economy. And global data center players are happy to build homes for all those cloud servers in Japan’s hot markets.

Equinix announced…


Jabez Tan on Japanese Data Centre Market

  • February 24, 2020

Source: Data Economy

Exclusive. Tokyo And Osaka Colocation Market To Grow By 20.4% In 2020 Amid $2.17bn 2019 Combined RevenueThe Tokyo and Osaka data centre markets continue to grow at a steady pace, as a new report calculates that the

Tokyo market was worth $1.786bn in 2019 and is projected to grow by 7.4% y/y to $1.918b in 2020.

The data centre colocation, hyperscale cloud and interconnection report by Structure Research unveiled that while Toyko’s colocation revenue generated roughly $1.8bn in…


Philbert Shih on Compass Data Centers, Canadian Data Centre Market

  • January 14, 2020

Source: National Post

With backing from Teachers’ and one of Canada’s richest families, Compass Datacenters plans an ambitious expansion

Video streaming, business software platforms and even banks: increasingly, they run off the cloud services of Amazon, Microsoft and Google. The tech giants house all those servers in gargantuan, windowless hangars built by companies like Compass Datacenters. After buying its way into Montreal last summer, the Dallas-headquartered firm has big plans. Backed by one of Canada’s largest institutional investors and one…


Jabez Tan on joint venture between Singapore’s GIC and Equinix

  • July 3, 2019

Source: Data Center Knowledge

GIC to Fuel Equinix’s Hyperscale Market Ambition

JV with Singapore’s sovereign fund to finance data center construction for the largest cloud platforms

Equinix, the world’s largest data center provider, is putting more firepower behind the push it startedtwo years ago to build data centers for the world’s largest digital platforms.

The Redwood City, California-based company is forming a $1 billion joint venture with GIC, the Singaporean state-owned investment fund, to…


Jabez Tan on Singapore Data Centre Market

  • June 20, 2019

Source: Data Center Knowledge

The Singapore data center colocation market is projected to nearly double in the next five years as hyperscale cloud providers; content and digital media companies; and network and IT service providers expand further into emerging markets in Southeast Asia, according to a new report by cloud and data center focused Structure Research.

Singapore is a major financial center, so it’s a natural colocation hub to serve emerging markets in Southeast Asia and in India,…