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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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Jabez Tan on APAC Data Centre Market and Cloud

  • December 19, 2016

Source: Data Center Knowledge

The Asia-Pacific data center market is extremely diverse, and regional and country-level differentiation is one of its defining characteristics. Today, as more and more American and European data center and cloud providers and their customers are looking east, it is important to be aware of several nuances that define the competitive landscape and put the various outlooks for specific markets into context.

First, let’s identify the region’s sub-markets. Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan are properly…

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Philbert Shih on GoDaddy acquisition of Host Europe Group

  • December 7, 2016

Source: theWHIR.com

“The acquisition of Host Europe Group signals GoDaddy’s prioritization of growth in markets outside the US and gives it a solid foothold in two of Europe’s biggest markets: Germany and the U.K.,” Philbert Shih, managing director of Structure Research told The WHIR. “The SMB-focused hosting market continues to mature and with maturity comes the need to access new market opportunities. Extending geographical scope is one obvious way of doing this and GoDaddy has decided to try and…

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Jabez Tan on Equinix acquisition of Verizon data centre assets

  • December 7, 2016

Source: Data Center Knowledge

The deal significantly expands Equinix’s ability to attract North American companies that want to serve Latin American markets, Jabez Tan, research director at Structure Research, said in an interview.

Latin America was a $445 million retail colocation market in 2015, projected to more than double by 2020, according to Structure Research, which expects a nearly 17 percent annual growth rate there. For comparison, the US market was $8.2 billion last year, projected to reach $14.3 billion…

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Philbert Shih on Datapipe’s Trebuchet

  • December 5, 2016

Source: TechTarget

Philbert Shih, managing director at Structure Research Ltd., a research and consulting firm based in Toronto, said he views Trebuchet as a move to automate best practices for moving customer applications to third-party hyperscale clouds, such as AWS and Microsoft Azure. Shih follows developments at Datapipe, although he said he was not specifically briefed by the company on Trebuchet.

Shih said many of the firms that help customers “onboard and get running on AWS” are doing so via…

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Jabez Tan on the Hong Kong data centre market

  • November 22, 2016

Source: South China Morning Post

HKColo also operates Sino Favour Centre in Chai Wan, where SuneVision subsidiary iAdvantage has its Mega-i data centre.

Lam said current work on the Ultra Express Link included obtaining government permits for cable landing stations at the Tseung Kwan O industrial estate and at Siu Sai Wan in Chai Wan.

The system would serve as HKT’s fourth fibre optic link crossing Victoria Harbour, after its infrastructure inside the Western, Eastern and Cross-Harbour tunnels.

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Philbert Shih on Alibaba Cloud and Data Centres

  • November 15, 2016

Source: South China Morning Post

With a mission to serve two billion consumers in the next 20 years, e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has set the course for the rapid global expansion of its cloud computing business on the back of the record number of transactions that it processed during Singles’ Day this year.

Alibaba Cloud, known on the mainland as “Aliyun”, processed a record 175,000 orders per second, without incident, at the peak of the group’s 24-hour 11.11 online shopping festival…

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Jabez Tan on Data Centre Trends

  • November 8, 2016

Source: TechTarget

Competition is surging in the colocation market, and providers are adding new features to differentiate. IT pros should look for new services around cloud connections, green energy and more.

More companies are turning to colocation instead of building their own data center from the ground up. Colocation facilities can cut costs, reduce the stress that accompanies data center operations and round out an enterprise disaster recovery plan.

As such, the colocation market is surging — 2015 was a record year,…

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Structure Research Publishes Singapore Data Centre Supply Report for 2016

  • September 20, 2016

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

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – September 20, 2016 – 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 2016.

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

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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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