The infrastructure services market in APAC continues to develop and evolve. All the major hyperscale clouds have landed, or are in the process of landing, in primary locations across the region. And many are now extending their footprints into secondary and emerging markets where critical mass appears to be within reach.
Overall, uptake is accelerating, and that is what is pushing all this infrastructure expansion. But at the same time, there is a bit of push and pull. The untapped potential commonly referenced is also partly a function of the stubborn persistence of prevailing models and the generally conservative approach taken by many IT decision-makers in the region.
The level of strategic activity we saw this year is a sure sign that the market, despite the challenges, is maturing. Investors and real estate entities are looking more closely at the sector and new platforms are being formed in a region that has traditionally not seen a lot of independent operators.
Another sign of maturity is the emergence of secondary markets. Markets outside the big four look ready to break through and it really is just a matter of time.
This report examines the key themes and developments that transpired in the Asia-pacific infrastructure services market this year. It was a busy year that saw the sector take more important steps towards its full potential.