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Jabez Tan on HK data centre market and its competitive landscape

  • February 13, 2019

Source: South China Morning Post

High data centre rents have allowed three firms to dominate US$883 million Hong Kong market

Sector will grow by 17 per cent to US$1.03 billion this year, and increase to US$1.7 billion in 2023, according to consultancy Structure Research

According to a report released on Wednesday by Toronto-based consultancy Structure Research, which focuses on data centre and internet infrastructure, NTT Communications, a subsidiary of Japan’s largest telecommunications company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Sunevision Holdings, the…

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Jabez Tan on Hong Kong Data Centre Market

  • February 12, 2019

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Hong Kong’s Cloud Data Center Boom

As a network gateway between mainland China and the West, Hong Kong is a magnet for hyperscale cloud platforms from both sides of the gateway.

American cloud providers anxious to grab share of the world’s largest and fastest growing internet market in mainland China and Chinese hyperscale platforms attempt to grow a more meaningful presence outside their homeland are driving a boom in the Hong Kong data center market.

The amount of…

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Jabez Tan on the latest dynamics in the Singapore data centre market

  • February 5, 2019

Source: Data Center Knowledge

Equinix, Digital Realty Expanding in Busy Singapore Data Center Market

The market on the island may be saturated, but the two firms have an advantage in their global scale.

Digital Realty Trust and Equinix, the world’s two largest data center providers, are both expanding their already sizable footprints in Singapore, the busy data center market that acts as Southeast Asia’s primary network interconnection hub.

Both companies last month announced big new data center construction projects on the island….

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Jabez Tan on the data centre market in Singapore

  • January 29, 2019

Source: Singapore Business Review

Data centre operators turn West amidst Tai Seng space crunch

Roughly 700,000 of data centre space is expected to have been completed in 2018 with the stock set to more than double by 2022.

With Singapore grappling with the risk of data centre oversupply particularly in the Tai Seng industrial estate, operators are looking to the West for more suitable land opportunities to keep up with rising demand.

Singapore’s connectivity to major markets in the region, strong network…

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Jabez Tan on the impact of land scarcity on the Hong Kong data centre market

  • December 30, 2018

Source: South China Morning Post

Without sufficient land supply, can Hong Kong maintain its status as a data centre hub?

Land scarcity is a major threat to Hong Kong’s booming data centre industry and its status as a regional hub, according to Sunevision Holdings, the technology arm of Sun Hung Kai Properties.

The city’s data centre market is projected to increase from US$705.5 million in 2016 to US$1.5 billion in 2021, a five-year compound annual growth rate of 16 per cent,…

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Jabez Tan on Gigas Data Centers

  • December 29, 2018

Source: Channel Partners Online

Giga Data Centers’ Latest Colo Facility to Go Live in February

Taking lessons learned from large data-center users including Google and Facebook, Giga Data Centers is building a new colocation facility that will bring the benefits of low-energy consumption and modular enclosures to a wide range of business customers of all sizes starting in early 2019.

The new 60-megawatt data center, being built in Mooresville, North Carolina, on the site of a former Dale Earnhardt NASCAR car-building…

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Jabez Tan on the data centre market in Japan

  • December 10, 2018

Source: Data Center Dynamics

Japan’s awakening

Japan has long maintained its traditions, in culture and in business, keeping its data center service market sheltered from the rest of the world. But a changing cloud landscape has opened the floodgates for foreign companies to feast on the country’s highly developed digital economy

Home to more than 127 million people, Japan is a regional corporate and financial hub, and one of the fastest evolving digital markets in the world: thirteen Japanese companies figured…

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Structure Research quoted in Digital Realty Press Release

  • November 14, 2018

Source: Digital Realty Press Release

Digital Realty Opens Fifth Data Centre in Australia and Acquires Land Parcel in Sydney for Further Expansion

Significant demand drives growth of the Digital Realty Connected Campus in Australia
SYDNEY, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today its continued growth and investment in Australia with the grand opening of Digital Erskine Park II. Digital Realty also announced the acquisition of an…

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Philbert Shih on Cyxtera and the colocation market

  • November 7, 2018

Source: Miami Herald

In many ways, Cyxtera is a next-generation Terremark. By the time of its 2011 sale, Terremark hosted more than a dozen data centers —large, bunker-type facilities that house thousands of computer servers—in addition to the Network Access Point of the Americas, through which all Internet traffic in the region is routed.

In creating Cyxtera, Medina’s team bought 57 data centers from telecom firm CenturyLink, which was looking to shift its business emphasis. Cyxtera also bought five different…

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Jabez Tan on data centres in Singapore, Indonesia and SEA

  • October 23, 2018

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

SINGAPORE — Indonesia is challenging Singapore’s dominance in data center investment by attracting industry giants Google, Alibaba and Amazon, with the latter proposing to pour nearly $1 billion into the country.

The U.S. internet giant Google said this month that Indonesia would become its newest Asian hub for cloud services. The plan, which means setting up a data center in the world’s fourth most populous nation, will be taking form soon, said Google Asia Pacific Managing Director…

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Structure Research on data centre market in Singapore

  • September 24, 2018

Can Singapore cement its data centre dominance before Asian upstarts steal crown?

Source: Singapore Business Review

Heated demand for storage facilities is hit by the city’s limited land supply.

With over 2.5 billion gigabytes of data generated every day, Singapore is making another case for punching above its weight as it zeroes in to capture the opportunity from data centres brought about by the world’s growing connectivity.

Facebook’s decision to invest $1.4b for its first…

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Structure Research on Tokyo colocation market

  • August 31, 2018

Source: Data Economy

Tokyo Olympics Will Help Create International Colocation Market Worth $2.3bn

Japan’s capital already has almost 110 unique data centre colocation facilities, and the upgaming games will help drive further entrants into the lucrative market to challenge the existing local behemoths.

The Tokyo colocation market is expected to be worth $2.3bn by 2023, enjoying a five-year CAGR of 6.5% for the period 2018-2023, according to data from Structure Research. The market will grow by 7.3% in 2018 from 2017’s…

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