The infrastructure services market in APAC continues to grow and mature. But this forward progress is not uniform or consistent across the board.
There are steadier and predictable Internet infrastructure markets in mature economies like Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. And there are also markets that look like those in this group but are still subscale in comparison (Taiwan and South Korea come to mind). Elsewhere in the region, there are two potential giants (China and India) that have yet to realize their full potential, while others are smaller but have no less upside (Indonesia).
This kind of diversity would seem to suggest a fragmented and somewhat siloed market. But that is not how things stand today. The data centre and cloud market has become increasingly global and both local and international providers are going head to head in major markets. Providers also increasingly serve multiple geographies and there is a race to get a leg up in many of the interesting emerging markets in the region.
The first quarter of the year was a relatively quiet one. But one area remained busy: the global cloud build out. Clouds continue to expand across the region and they are often taking up capacity with third party data centre operators. The build out
of underlying infrastructure and real estate is seemingly accelerating, but it is not the only focus. Interconnection platforms are popping up within these data centres and connecting end users to multiple networks and clouds. Hybrid architectures are increasingly common.
This report takes a closer look at the Asia-pacific infrastructure services market and tracks its most important developments and noteworthy trends. We also take a closer look at the growth trajectory of the market.