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…


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,…


Jabez Tan speaks to South China Morning Post about Hong Kong Data Centre Market

  • February 11, 2016

Source: Source China Morning Post

Hong Kong, long known as the gateway to China, is seeing competition heat up with Singapore in efforts to attract more mainland companies that invest in data centre services for their international expansion.

Land-strapped Hong Kong has only three new data centres expected to go online over the next three years to support growing co-location activity, compared with seven new facilities planned in Singapore over the same period, according to Canadian research and consulting firm Structure…


Jabez Tan on the Hong Kong Data Centre Market

  • February 3, 2016

Source: Data Centre News

Hong Kong has become one of the most important data center markets in Asia Pacific – and still offers plenty of growth potential according to a new report.

Structure Research’s Hong Kong Data Centre Supply report says the colocation market, while smaller than Singapore’s, was worth $616 million in 2015 and is projected to grow in the double-digit percent range in 2016, with upticks in annual growth rates through to 2020.

“This is a mature market, but one…


Jabez Tan on High-Density, NTT, Telcos and Data Centres

  • February 3, 2016

Source: Data Center Dynamics

As we noted before, Hong Kong’s proximity to mainland China means operators are able to tap into the data center market on mainland China. And the fact that Hong Kong is governed under a legal system that puts it outside the Internet censorship enforced on the mainland means that Chinese tech businesses looking to expand into regional or international markets are likely to do so from Hong Kong.

“With the surge of telcos looking to exit…


Jabez Tan on Data Centres in Hong Kong

  • February 2, 2016

Source: Data Centre Dynamics

Hong Kong has become one of the most important data center markets in the Asia-Pacific region, says a report from independent research firm Structure Research. Factors in its favor include its status as a Special Administrative Region (SAR) in China, its economy, infrastructure, business-friendly environment, and a highly skilled labor force, according to the report.

Of particular note is Hong Kong’s proximity to mainland China, which allow operators to meet the demands of the China market….


Jabez Tan on Hong Kong Data Centre Market; Gateway to China

  • February 1, 2016

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Hong Kong may be one of the world’s tiniest nations, but its importance on the internet’s global map is huge, and, if the Hong Kong government plays its cards right, that importance is only going to grow.

Hong Kong is important because China is important. As China’s Special Administrative Region, it is more westernized and open than the People’s Republic. It is both a springboard and a gateway between the recently emerged economic powerhouse and the…


Structure Research Publishes Hong Kong Data Centre Supply Report

  • January 27, 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.

TORONTO, Ontario – January 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 Hong Kong Data Centre Supply Report.

This 63-page report takes an in-depth look at the size, growth trajectory and supply and demand dynamics of the Hong Kong colocation…


Philbert Shih on TierPoint acquisition of Cosentry

  • January 21, 2016

Source: Data Center Knowledge

The deal is also an example of a strategic change in TierPoint’s acquisitions. Its early acquisitions focused on pure-play colocation companies, Philbert Shih, managing director at Structure Research, said. Cosentry, after acquiring the hosting business of Xiolink in 2014, has a mix of services that includes managed cloud, which is “an area that TierPoint has not yet entered but is likely to be working on.”


Structure Research data points in Singapore data centre market

  • January 15, 2016

Source: The Business Times Singapore

Cushman & Wakefield research director Christine Li coined the increased supply situation as “an ideal scenario” for tenants seeking better quality DCs or migrating from ageing facilities to take advantage of competitive rents that now average S$30 to S$45 per square foot per month.

She said: “We believe that once the supply is fully absorbed, pricing might even start to trend up as early as the beginning of 2018.”



Structure Research: Data Centre Supply Research is Broken; Legacy Research Firms Miss the Mark but There is a New Way

  • December 30, 2015

Source: LinkedIn

Legacy research firms continue to completely mishandle data centre colocation supply studies. The methodologies are incomplete and cursory and result in questionable data. This translates directly to inaccurate analysis and portrayal of a given market. This research should not be used to make or validate critical business decisions. Where do legacy firms come up short? How can this be addressed? The answers are below:

Space and power: Supply side studies are incomplete when focused solely on space as…

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