Philbert Shih on Cyxtera and the colocation market

  • November 7, 2018

Source: Miami Herald

In many ways, Cyxtera is a next-generation Terremark. By the time of its 2011 sale, Terremark hosted more than a dozen data centers —large, bunker-type facilities that house thousands of computer servers—in addition to the Network Access Point of the Americas, through which all Internet traffic in the region is routed.

In creating Cyxtera, Medina’s team bought 57 data centers from telecom firm CenturyLink, which was looking to shift its business emphasis. Cyxtera also bought five different…


Jabez Tan on data centres in Singapore, Indonesia and SEA

  • October 23, 2018

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

SINGAPORE — Indonesia is challenging Singapore’s dominance in data center investment by attracting industry giants Google, Alibaba and Amazon, with the latter proposing to pour nearly $1 billion into the country.

The U.S. internet giant Google said this month that Indonesia would become its newest Asian hub for cloud services. The plan, which means setting up a data center in the world’s fourth most populous nation, will be taking form soon, said Google Asia Pacific Managing Director…


Structure Research on data centre market in Singapore

  • September 24, 2018

Can Singapore cement its data centre dominance before Asian upstarts steal crown?

Source: Singapore Business Review

Heated demand for storage facilities is hit by the city’s limited land supply.

With over 2.5 billion gigabytes of data generated every day, Singapore is making another case for punching above its weight as it zeroes in to capture the opportunity from data centres brought about by the world’s growing connectivity.

Facebook’s decision to invest $1.4b for its first…


Structure Research on Tokyo colocation market

  • August 31, 2018

Source: Data Economy

Tokyo Olympics Will Help Create International Colocation Market Worth $2.3bn

Japan’s capital already has almost 110 unique data centre colocation facilities, and the upgaming games will help drive further entrants into the lucrative market to challenge the existing local behemoths.

The Tokyo colocation market is expected to be worth $2.3bn by 2023, enjoying a five-year CAGR of 6.5% for the period 2018-2023, according to data from Structure Research. The market will grow by 7.3% in 2018 from 2017’s…


Jabez Tan on Japan data centre colocation market

  • August 21, 2018

Source: Data Centre News Asia

REPORT: An in-depth look into Japan’s largest data center markets

Structure Research recently published a 160 page study on the Tokyo and Osaka colocation data center markets – we’ve picked out all the important bits.

Tokyo and Osaka lie at the heart of the Japanese data center market. Once a very insular industry served by domestic providers, recent times has seen this change significantly.

“The Japan data center market has historically been one dominated by domestic data center…


Philbert Shih on Packet and Edge Infrastructure

  • August 15, 2018

Source: Light Reading

As CTO of Equinix, Ihab Tarazi had a front-row seat to the explosive growth of the cloud ecosystem, with its combination of massive data centers, connectivity, colocation and cloud on-ramps. Now he’s moved on to a new frontier, seeking to build another ecosystem of compute and networking, this time at the edge of the network and his new company, Packet, is vying to become a new kind of service provider.

What New York-based Packet provides is…


Structure Research Publishes Japan Data Centre Supply Report for 2018 featuring Tokyo and Osaka

  • August 2, 2018

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

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – August 2, 2018 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global data centre and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced the publication of its Japan (Tokyo + Osaka) Data Centre Supply Report for 2018.

This 150-page+ report takes an in-depth look at the size, growth trajectory and supply and…


Industry Leaders Bring Clarity and Collaboration to Edge Computing

  • June 28, 2018

Vapor IO, Packet, Ericsson UDN, Arm, and Rafay Systems collaborate with Structure Research and Edge Research Group to publish inaugural State of the Edge report

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A broad group of edge computing stakeholders, including Vapor IOPacketEricsson UDNArmand Rafay Systems, have joined forces to bring clarity and research to the field of edge computing. Produced with help from  Read more...

Philbert Shih on Digital Realty and Toronto data centre market

  • June 14, 2018

Source: IT World Canada

Canada’s largest data centre opens in old Toronto Star printing press

What was once an iconic facility of the print news industry will now instead become home to the largest data centre in Canada.

At the height of its production at 1 Century Place, the Toronto Star’s printing plant saw more than 55,000 newspapers per hour rolling off its presses, requiring 1 MW of power to produce one of Canada’s most popular newspapers. The printing operation was closed in…


Philbert Shih on Google’s move to AWS and asset-light

  • April 2, 2018

Source: Data Center Knowledge

GoDaddy Plans Wholesale AWS Cloud Migration

As its target customer base of small businesses continue to shy away from managing servers and hardware, GoDaddy is following suit by signing a deal with Amazon Web Services to run most its infrastructure in the public cloud. The AWS cloud migration will take multiple years, and include Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) P3 Instances.

For GoDaddy — one of the world’s…


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,…