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Structure Research Publishes Cloud Computing Reports: Managed Third Party Cloud and Cloud Provider Financial Modeling

  • July 27, 2015

Source: Structure Research Press Release

Structure Research Publishes Cloud Computing Reports: Managed Third Party Cloud and Cloud Provider Financial Modeling

New reports demonstrate research innovation at next-generation research firm.

TORONTO, Ontario – July 27, 2015 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global hosting and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced the release of two cloud computing reports: Managing Third Party Clouds and Amazon Web Services Financial Model versus RAX.

The question of whether to resell and manage massive-scale clouds…

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New Singapore Data Centre Supply Report by Structure Research

  • July 22, 2015

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 – July 22, 2015 – 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 Singapore Data Centre Supply Report.

This 54-page report takes an in-depth look at the size, growth trajectory and supply and demand dynamics of the Singapore colocation market…

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Philbert Shih on managed third party clouds

  • July 15, 2015

Source: theWHIR.com

The Rise of Managed Third Party Cloud

Shih sees it as a positive trend for managed services providers. “Service providers can get out of trying to compete with massive-scale clouds head-on and start pivoting into areas that play to their strengths: managed services is one of those areas,” said Philbert Shih There is also a capital efficiency component. Managing a third party cloud allows hosters to spend less on infrastructure and re-deploy capital into strategic initiatives.

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Philbert Shih on ViaWest acquisition of AppliedTrust

  • June 12, 2015

Source: Data Center Knowledge

ViaWest Boosts Security and Compliance With AppliedTrust Acquisition

In order for service providers to meet these needs, they are expanding services via acquisition, said Philbert Shih, managing director of Structure Research.

“This deal and other recent ones reflect growing interest among hosting providers and data center operators to use M&A as a way to add specific capabilities and expertise in the area of managed services and consulting,” said Shih. “Hosting services are becoming more complex and multi-faceted,…

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Jabez Tan on Digital Realty acquisition of Telx

  • June 11, 2015

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Why Telx Acquisition Could Be a Good Move for Digital Realty

“Digital Realty on one hand has conceded that its colocation business has been underperforming, coupled with a relatively stagnant interconnection business,” Jabez Tan, senior data center infrastructure analyst at Structure Research, said. “If Digital Realty were to acquire Telx, it could meaningfully alter market position and potentially make it a serious player in the retail colocation and interconnection segment.”

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Jabez Tan on Equinix acquisition of TelecityGroup

  • May 29, 2015

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Equinix Will Acquire Telecity Group Ending Proposed Interxion Merger

“Equinix can use Telecity to double down in the top four European markets and extend into new ones that have long-term potential,” said Jabez Tan, senior analyst, Structure Research. “Markets like Helsinki, for example, could be gateways to the wider Scandinavian region.”

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Jabez Tan on Singapore data centre market as gateway to China

  • March 25, 2015

Source: Data Center Knowledge

The Allure of Singapore, the World’s Second Gateway to China

Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s more mature data center markets, Jabez Tan, senior analyst at Structure Research, says. Telcos dominate data center markets in other parts of the region, while Singapore has a good mix of both telcos and data center specialists.

The primary reason the small island nation has such an active data center market is that it has become an Internet gateway between China…

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Jabez Tan on data centre efficiency

  • March 6, 2015

Source: Processor Magazine

How Efficient is Your Colocation Provider?

According to Jabez Tan, senior analyst at Structure Research, PUE, or “the total power coming into the facility and how much of the power is actually delivered at the rack level” is a metric that you don’t want to immediately take face value.

“With data center providers using market teams and PR teams, they’re really good at throwing out , but you really need to dig deeper and be more hands-on…

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Jabez Tan on Vantage Data Centers

  • January 19, 2015

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Vantage CEO: Model T Approach No Longer Works for Wholesale Market

“There are not too many wholesale players with the quality and flexibility of Vantage,” Jabez Tan, said senior analyst at Structure Research, said. “They can accommodate efficient high-density deployments without some of the typical caveats, like a set amount of floor space for a set amount of critical power, which leads to wasted floor space.”

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Jabez Tan on Colt acquisition of KVH

  • November 13, 2014

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Colt Acquires KVH in Asia Pacific Expansion

“The acquisition puts Colt in a position to address the emerging strategic interest of global data center providers to establish footprints within core connectivity hubs in Asia,” Jabez Tan, senior analyst for data centers at Structure Research, said. “KVH enables Colt to serve both existing customers and address new opportunities in Asia, providing a platform for Colt from which it can build upon to make the shift into a…

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Philbert Shih on Rackspace staying independent

  • September 16, 2014

Source: San Antonio Express News

Rackspace staying independent

Philbert Shih, a Toronto-based analyst who keeps tabs on Rackspace, said the company probably didn’t like its options — which are few considering the company is well established in the cloud-computing arena.

“I do believe that they came to the conclusion that the company is still healthy and growing,” said Shih, managing director of Structure Research Ltd.

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Philbert Shih on the state of the union in hosting

  • June 16, 2014

Source: theWHIR.com

HostingCon 2014: Is It All Coming to an End with Philbert Shih, Structure Research

“I think the sector has meaningfully slowed down,” Shih says. “The rates of growth…we’re definitely not seeing what we used to.”
Aside from customer acquisition, there are several factors contributing to the slowing growth rates. There is less low hanging fruit, and automation has made it easier for customers to buy only what they need. Shih says that overall there is less overbuying as organizations…

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