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APAC Data Centre Update

Kevin Imboden • 28/04/2021
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Remarkable growth across the greater Asia Pacific region has continued in recent months, as large corporations and government agencies alike push forward their moves to the cloud and continued IT transformation. While quality sites are increasingly hard to acquire across the region, this has stimulated multi-floor data centre construction and pushes toward greater efficiency that are now reflected across the globe.

In a webinar on Thursday, 20th May 2021, our industry experts shared their insights on: 

  • Key industry trends both globally and regionally
  • Four key markets, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Hong Kong, profiled in this report
  • Growing secondary markets across the region

Watch a replay of the webinar. Download webinar presentation.

What's Next for Data Centres Across Asia Pacific What's Next for Data Centres Across Asia Pacific

Singapore 

  • With new construction at a halt, a continued emphasis on connectivity and renewable power 
  • New regional undersea cables to provide linkage with US, Australia and Indonesia
  • Developments continue to progress as new phases Equinix, STT and Facebook are slated for completion in 2022.

Sydney 

  • Construction continues to grow with delivery of approximately 80 MW planned for completion by end of 2022 
  •  A strong tenant mix including IT firms, financial institutions and other large government agencies creates a business and data centre hub 

 
Tokyo 

  • Leasing throughout remains strong, with both local firms and international companies using Tokyo as a regional hub pleased to find large-scale space available 
  • A rare data centre acquisition occurred at the end of 2020, with AXA closing the purchase of a large SoftBank facility in Koto ward for ¥22 billion 

Hong Kong 

  • GDS is also developing projects and furthering their local commitment with a secondary listing on the HKEX. GDS primarily posted on the NASDAQ exchange in New York. 
  • Three new undersea cables have been announced with Hong Kong linkages, two of which will connect to Japan, mainland China, and locations across Southeast Asia. 

Download full APAC Date Centre Update.

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