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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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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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