Jabez Tan on Singapore data centre market, AirTrunk

  • July 19, 2016

Source: Data Center Knowledge

The startup, called AirTrunk, is planning to build data centers in Sydney and Melbourne for an anchor tenant it has already secured, according to a Bloomberg report. It is going after cloud providers as its primary target customers and plans to undercut competitors with lower prices, the report said.

The company claims it will be able to provide lower prices because of its efficient data center design, although details of the design have not been disclosed. This value proposition will be key to AirTrunk’s ability to compete in these highly competitive Asia Pacific markets.

“AirTrunk’s ability to deliver a more cost-effective colocation service compared to the current landscape of wholesale providers in the Asia Pacific region, coupled with management’s experience of doing business in the region, puts it in a favorable position despite being a newcomer in the already hyper-competitive Sydney, Singapore, and Hong Kong markets,” Jabez Tan, research director for data center infrastructure at Structure Research, told Data Center Knowledge.

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