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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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Jabez Tan talks about Hong Kong Data Centre Market

  • June 1, 2016

Source: South China Morning Post

Jabez Tan, the research director at Canadian consulting firm Structure Research, said cloud infrastructure deployments are “a significant driver of data centre growth in Hong Kong”.

“The city has traditionally been viewed as an ideal location to enter the Chinese market due to its proximity and political ties,” Tan said.

Nelson expected a cost-effective set up of data centres, estimating initial expenses to range from US$2 million and US$3 million each in the two locations targeted…

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Structure Research Publishes Market Share Report Series: Massive-Scale Cloud

  • May 26, 2016

Proprietary market share data most accurately represents size and growth trajectory of cloud infrastructure market.

TORONTO, Ontario – May 27, 2016 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global data centre, hosting and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced the release of its Market Share Report Series. The first report in this series is on the Massive-Scale Cloud market.

This 18-page report takes an…

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Jabez Tan speaks to Data Center Knowledge about STT acquisition of Tata’s data centre assets

  • May 23, 2016

Source: Data Center Knowledge 

“The acquisition of Tata’s data center assets gives STT’s data center portfolio a stake in the two Asia-Pacific markets with the most long-run growth potential,” Jabez Tan, research director at Structure Research, who specializes in Asian data center markets, said.

India is unquestionably an attractive long-term growth market, and many data center providers based elsewhere have been eyeing it but shying away because of its operating challenges, Tan said. Power grid infrastructure in the country is…

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Jabez Tan speaks to DCK about shifts in New Jersey data centre market

  • May 4, 2016

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Once among the country’s most active wholesale data center markets, New Jersey is now seen as a place where retail colocation and other smaller-footprint services are going strong, while wholesale business in the traditional multi-megawatt sense is slowly drying up.

At least some of the lull in demand for large wholesale deals in New Jersey can be attributed to a slowing demand from the financial services industry, which has historically driven the bulk of demand there,…

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