It was another steady quarter, but the momentum building in various parts of the market showed more signs of breaking through.
The APAC market revolves around the ‘big four’ data centre markets (Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo) and the ‘big two’ geographies (China and India). But there is always the lingering question of what market is next? South Korea
has definitely staked a claim to being the next one. But Jakarta, Indonesia is showing signs that it could fulfill its vast potential and jump to the front of that conversation. A number of recent developments offer evidence.
Another area building momentum is interconnection. The global cloud build out has been highly active in APAC and primed the growth of the data centre market. With the infrastructure and footprints now in place at a meaningful level of scale, operators are looking to light up the on-ramps to these cloud platforms. The recent quarter saw further evidence that interconnection nodes are going to hit a point of critical mass across major facilities in the region sooner than later.
Meanwhile, the rest of the sector remains squarely in growth mode. Growth rates are steady and all indications point to an active demand profile. The sector has matured to the point where new players – coming from outside the traditional technology and communications sectors – are circling the sector and looking to get involved in its value chain.
This quarterly 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.