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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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Jabez Tan on Hong Kong data centre market

  • May 30, 2017

Source: Data Center Dynamics

The analyst firm says the growth trajectory of the Hong Kong market remains steady, though there is a slight downtick in the five-year CAGR attributed to the scarcity of land and difficulty in obtaining it for data center development.

Additional capacity is coming online soon, driven by demand from mainland Chinese cloud and technology companies looking to expand to internationally. On that front, Global Switch’s Hong Kong data center and new SUNeVision (iAdvantage) data center poised…

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Jabez Tan on Hong Kong Data Centre Market in 2017

  • May 21, 2017

Source: The Stack

The data centre colocation market in Hong Kong is set to grow at an annual compound rate of 16%, reaching $1.5 billion (approx. £1.2 billion) by 2021, according to new research.

The report released by Structure Research found that the Hong Kong colocation market generated an estimated $706 million (approx. £543 million) in 2016, and is projected to grow 17% year-on-year in 2017.

The study suggests that the demand for data centre colocation space in Hong…

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Structure Research Publishes Hong Kong Data Centre Supply Report 2017

  • May 16, 2017

Latest update adds further granularity to the most comprehensive report available about the Hong Kong third party data centre market.

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – May 16, 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 Hong Kong Data Centre Supply Report for 2017.

This 114-page report takes an in-depth look at the size, growth trajectory and supply and demand dynamics of the Hong Kong colocation…

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Jabez Tan and Philbert Shih comment on Cyxtera

  • May 8, 2017

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Philbert Shih, managing director at Structure Research, commented via email: ‘Cyxtera intends to use this proprietary technology to target security- and compliance-minded verticals like government and financial services as part of a strategy that is focused on driving more value on top of raw infrastructure – increasingly crucial in a tightening market.’

Jabez Tan, research director at Structure, said via email that retaining a stake in Cyxtera is an important strategic move for CenturyLink: ‘CenturyLink retaining…

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Structure Research on Global Colocation Market

  • January 20, 2017

Source: Data Center Knowledge

The wholesale colocation data center market share of San Francisco-based Digital Realty Trust, the biggest company in that market, is about equal to the combined market share of the rest of the top-five providers in the category, according to data shared exclusively with Data Center Knowledge by Structure Research. Market share of Redwood City, California-based Equinix, the biggest player in the retail colocation market, is almost double that of the second-largest provider in the space:…

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Jabez Tan on Cloud and Colocation

  • January 19, 2017

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Most of the growth, however, is concentrated at the top of the market, driven by the largest providers, Jabez Tan, research director at Structure, who co-authored the report, said in an interview with Data Center Knowledge. The bottom and middle of the market are seeing growth slow down as cloud providers chip away at the overall retail colocation revenue.

The addressable market for smaller colocation providers who aren’t operating at multi-region scale is shrinking, as they…

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Structure Research Publishes Global Colocation Market Share Report 2015-2020

  • January 9, 2017

Rigorous research methodology measures and projects global colocation market from a retail and wholesale perspective and breaks market down into 11 distinct regions. Structure Research provides unprecedented levels of transparency into methodology with disclosure of verifiable measured market share and rest of market projections.

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – January 4, 2017 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global data centre and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced publication of its 2016 Global Colocation Market…

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