Jabez Tan comments on Equinix acquisition of Metronode

  • December 20, 2017

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Equinix has agreed to buy Metronode, one of the largest data center providers in Australia, for about US$792 million from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

The acquisition gives Redwood City, California-based Equinix – already one of the largest colocation providers in Australia – data centers in four markets where it didn’t have footprint before, but it also expands Equinix’s capacity in the country’s two largest and most important data center markets: Sydney and Melbourne. Australia’s entire…


Jabez Tan on Singapore’s data centre market

  • December 18, 2017

Source: Data Centre News Asia

Singapore’s data center market continues to show promising growth as it transforms into a hub for organizations that serve the Asia Pacific region, according to Structure Research’s new 2017 update to its Singapore Data Centre Supply Report.

The report found that Southeast Asia and emerging markets such as India and China are attracting business, which is resulting in large-scale clouds to support aggressive build activity.

The Singapore colocation market generated an estimated SG$1.3 billion this year,…


Jabez Tan featured on Channel News Asia on Singapore data centre market

  • December 18, 2017

Source: Channel News Asia 

Singapore’s outsourced data centre market generated S$1.3b in 2017: Study

However, “massive-scale cloud providers” like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google are opting to build their own data centres here – a trend not seen elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, Structure Research says.

SINGAPORE: The local colocated, or outsourced, data centre market generated an estimated US$934 million (S$1.3 billion) this year, according to a recent study released by Structure Research.

The Canada-based research…


Structure Research Publishes Singapore Data Centre Supply Report for 2017

  • December 11, 2017

Latest report on the Singapore data centre market features additional innovations to proprietary research methodology that are focused on assessing and quantifying the demand profile. 

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – December 12, 2017 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global data centre and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced the publication of its Singapore Data Centre Supply Report for 2017.

This nearly 100-page report takes an in-depth look at the size, growth trajectory and supply and demand…



  • November 7, 2017

Annual Event Will Provide Cloud and Data Center Executives With a Platform to Connect and Collaborate

TORONTO –  November 07, 2017 – Structure Research, an independent research and consulting firm focused on cloud and data centers, today announces it will host the first annual infra // STRUCTURE conference, taking place June 13-14, 2018, at the Pantages Hotel in Toronto.  The vendor-neutral event will provide cloud and data center executives throughout the industry with a wide range of…


Philbert Shih, Jabez Tan on Tencent and cloud in Hong Kong, China and APAC

  • November 5, 2017

Source: South China Morning Post

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings is expected to heat up the market for so-called cloud computing services in Hong Kong, following the launch of its own operation that targets the city’s large community of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Tencent Cloud, the fast-growing cloud services unit of Shenzhen-based Tencent, kicked off its expansion in Hong Kong last week by collaborating with the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation to provide vital online infrastructure requirements…


Jabez Tan interviewed on Channel News Asia about Singapore data centre market

  • October 30, 2017

Source: Channel News Asia

Mr Jabez Tan, research director for data centres at Structure Research, said Mr Oei’s move has caught the industry off-guard because of the large sum involved.

“His strategy is one that not only spans Singapore, but all across Asia, so he’s looking at a pan-Asian data centre platform and that requires more than just S$6 billion or S$7 billion in investments. Nonetheless, it’s still a good way to start and it would definitely help to increase…


Jabez Tan on Sydney and Melbourne data centres

  • September 25, 2017

Source: Data Centre News Asia

Massive-scale cloud providers are driving demand in the Sydney and Melbourne data center markets, and the Australian market is seeing strong demand because local requirements are best served in-country and enterprises in the market are more outsource-friendly than in other Asia-Pacific markets.

These are the main findings from Structure Research’s recently released Australian data center research report.

The report reviews the Sydney and Melbourne colocation markets, tracking market size and growth trajectory and provides a five-year CAGR…


Structure Research market data on Australia and Sydney colocation markets

  • September 7, 2017

Source: CRN Australia

The data centre market in Sydney drove $500 million of revenue in 2016, more than three times Melbourne’s $163 million, according to a study by Structure Research.

The research firm found that Sydney has 33 co-location providers and 42 operational data centres running at a total critical power capacity of 140 megawatts (MW), compared with Melbourne’s 23 co-lo providers, 30 data centres, and 57 MW of critical power capacity.

The data centre…


Jabez Tan on the Australian data centre colocation market

  • September 6, 2017

Source: Data Economy

Structure Research data points to Sydney as being one of the top four data centre markets in the Asia Pacific region excluding China.

As for Melbourne, 2017 is projected to grow 10.9% over 2016, from $124.1m to $137.6m. Equally to Sydney, but only around one third of the Sydney market, Melbourne is expected to nearly double its colocation market size to $255m. 2020 is expected to deliver the highest growth at 17% ($218.7m).

Overall and as a matter…


Structure Research Publishes Sydney + Melbourne Data Centre Report 2017

  • August 27, 2017

Newest addition to Structure Research APAC Data Centre Supply Report Series is the most comprehensive report of its kind.

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – August 28, 2017 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global data centre and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced the publication of its Sydney + Melbourne Data Centre Supply Report for 2017.

This 115-page report takes an in-depth look at the size, growth trajectory and supply and demand dynamics of the Sydney…


Structure Research on colocation market in SG, APAC and globally

  • August 21, 2017

Source: Singapore Business Times

AFTER three years of rapid global expansion, ST Telemedia’s Global Data Centres (STT GDC) arm is ready for its next stage of growth, driven by demand from key clients who are themselves in expansion mode, both regionally and globally.

The company’s chief executive Bruno Lopez said the company’s key client-segments include cloud-services providers, telcos, content and media companies, financial services, the public sector, technology firms and system integrators.

“These customers are driving growth within the data-centre segment,” he…

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