Philbert Shih on GoDaddy acquisition of Host Europe Group

  • December 7, 2016


“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…


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…


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…


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.


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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