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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Jabez Tan on high-rise data centres in Singapore

  • July 31, 2017

Source: Data Center Dynamics

The initiative makes sense when viewed not as a reaction to soaring land costs, but as an attempt to maintain Singapore’s edge in the long term. Jabez Tan, a research director specializing in data centers at Structure Research says there is still “plenty of space” for new data centers at the (recently renamed) Tanjong Kling in Jurong West.

“The is not necessarily a reactive sign that there’s an immediate shortage of land for data center builds,…

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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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