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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 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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