Structure Research Publishes Japan Data Centre Supply Report for 2018 featuring Tokyo and Osaka

  • August 2, 2018

Newest addition to Structure Research APAC Data Centre Supply Report Series is another example of depth and comprehensiveness of proprietary data centre research methodology.

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – August 2, 2018 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global data centre and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced the publication of its Japan (Tokyo + Osaka) Data Centre Supply Report for 2018.

This 150-page+ report takes an in-depth look at the size, growth trajectory and supply and demand dynamics of the Tokyo and Osaka data centre colocation markets – from both a space, power and revenue perspective. It includes a 5-year CAGR projection, detailed market share statistics, utilization trend graphs, future data centre builds & expansions, leaderboards, extensive regional breakdowns, SWOT analyses and in-depth insight and commentary. There is also a comprehensive directory of providers, operational data centres and listings of the current build pipeline.

The data and analytics presented in this report are produced by Structure Research’s proprietary Data Centre Database Asset Tracker that measures data centre capacity on an asset level from both a space and power perspective. This is crucial because power is the truest unit of capacity in the data centre. Measuring on the basis of space alone only tells half the story.

Structure Research’s methodology also distinguishes between retail and wholesale colocation. The relevant metrics – revenue, space, power, utilization and growth rates – are now identified as being retail or wholesale and presented in aggregate form and separately in these two categories.

Japan is unique from the other top APAC markets due to the presence of sizable domestic system integrators (SI) such as Fujitsu, Hitachi, SCSK nad others. While actual colocation data centre capacity within this group of SI’s has historically been challenging to track, Structure Research’s report addresses and de-mystifies this dynamic by making the appropriate segmentations to help service providers, investors and end users distinguish between market size and capacity that is attributable to pure-play colocation providers versus system integrators.

“The Japanese data centre market has recently attracted sizable investments from international data centre providers and is quickly approaching another major inflection point’,’ stated Jabez Tan, lead author of the report and research director at Structure Research. ‘Not only have the major hyperscale clouds landed, but the 2020 Olympics are approaching and the overall market is opening up like never before. There is plenty of growth potential that has still not yet been tapped into”.

This report is an excellent resource for any service provider, investor or enterprise end user looking to understand and project the data centre market in Japan or find a service provider.

“Structure Research continues to lead the way in data centre supply research and analysis in major metros across the globe”, stated Philbert Shih, managing director of Structure Research. “Many legacy research firms are still focused on counting space and basically guessing the supply and utilization metrics. This is due to a lack of boots on the ground and minimal time spent in the market. An approach like this is dated and fundamentally flawed. We have taken our data centre supply analysis to a whole new level and separated ourselves even further from research services that purport to have detailed insight into major metros, particularly in Asia, but continue to come up short”.

This is the first edition of the Japan (Tokyo + Osaka) Data Centre Supply Report and it will continue to be updated annually going forward. Structure Research produces annual Data Centre Supply Reports on the “big four” APAC markets: Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia (Sydney + Melbourne) and Japan (Tokyo + Osaka).

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