The infrastructure services market in APAC remains on a consistent upward trajectory. Hyperscale clouds are expanding in core locations and extending their reach into new markets. Colocation providers are a primary beneficiary of this activity, but the spin-off effect is wide and far-reaching. With cloud uptake building across the board, MSPs are helping end users on-board to cloud and managing increasingly complex hybrid environments.
The future of the APAC market is not just about the region itself. It is also important to account for what is happening outside the region. Global data centre operators – such as Equinix and Digital Realty – have been active in APAC for some time, but others are evaluating various APAC markets and charting a course, whether that be building, buying or partnering.
With global expansion as the foundation, and APAC increasingly becoming part of the equation, strategic interest in the data centre and infrastructure services market is now coming from all corners of the globe. Joint ventures are bringing in new investors that often come from traditional brick and mortar industries, while infrastructure funds are becoming more prominent and winning bids for assets around the world. And APAC-based investors are at the centre of all of this.
The APAC infrastructure services market shows no signs of slowing down and continues to gain in profile and strategic importance. This report examines the key themes and developments of the recent quarter that speak to where the sector is and where it is going.