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Structure Research Enhances Proprietary Data Centre Supply Research Methodology and Expands Asia-pacific Data Centre Supply Report Series

  • September 19, 2016

New innovative research methodology measures and projects data centre supply from a space and power perspective and both an aggregate and sub-regional basis. It now distinguishes between retail and wholesale colocation segments.

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – September 19, 2016 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global data centre and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced enhancements to its proprietary data centre research methodology and the addition of a new market to its Asia-pacific Data Centre…

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Jabez Tan on Keppel DC REIT acquisition in Milan, Italy

  • August 16, 2016

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Both Keppel DC REIT and Keppel Data Centers are parts of Singapore’s marine, property, and infrastructure giant Keppel Corp. Keppel Data Centers is focused primarily on the local Singapore market, while its sister DC REIT does international expansion through its low-risk acquisition strategy.

“They like doing very stable, predictable deals,” Jabez Tan, research director at Structure Research, who specializes in Asian data center markets and companies, said. “They don’t like to acquire an empty shell and…

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Philbert Shih on possibility of Rackspace being taken private

  • August 5, 2016

Source: theWHIR.com

We asked Structure Research founder and managing director Philbert Shih to provide some insight into why a company that is already public would want to go private.

‘There are obvious financial benefits for management and shareholders given that a buyout typically involves a very healthy premium on the current stock price,’ Shih says. ‘One of the primary benefits of going private is to focus on a long-term strategy and spend less time meeting quarterly expectations and…

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Jabez Tan on Singapore data centre market, AirTrunk

  • July 19, 2016

Source: Data Center Knowledge

The startup, called AirTrunk, is planning to build data centers in Sydney and Melbourne for an anchor tenant it has already secured, according to a Bloomberg report. It is going after cloud providers as its primary target customers and plans to undercut competitors with lower prices, the report said.

The company claims it will be able to provide lower prices because of its efficient data center design, although details of the design have not been disclosed….

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Philbert Shih on Massive-Scale Cloud and Aliyun Growth

  • June 10, 2016

Source: South China Morning Post

“We are projecting substantial growth for Alibaba Cloud that would already be right at historical record highs for the cloud industry,” Philbert Shih, the managing director at Canadian firm Structure Research, told the South China Morning Post.

According to Structure Research, Alibaba Cloud is predicted to generate US$1.45 billion in sales by 2017, up from an estimated US$761 million this year.

That would enable the Chinese firm to corner 4.7 per…

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