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…


Philbert Shih on the measured pace of movement to cloud

  • December 7, 2015

Source: Forbes

An October 2014 study by industry association CompTIA, for example, reported that more than 90 percent of companies use some form of cloud computing. But Philbert Shih, founder and managing director of IT analyst firm, Structure Research, offers a more down-to-earth estimate.

Shih says he has watched the infrastructure services market evolve since the 1990s, when data centers became widespread. The migration to the cloud from his vantage point has been a slow, incremental process, with companies gradually…


Philbert Shih comments on Windstream, telco exits

  • November 7, 2015

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Commenting on the Windstream deal last month, Philbert Shih, managing director at Structure Research, a market research firm focused on the colocation space, warned that it was too early to assume that telcos getting out of the data center services business was going to continue as a trend.

While more such deals are likely to happen, they have to be looked at on an individual-company basis, he said. “It’s maybe a bit early to tell,” Shih said….

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