Malaysia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, MEA, hyperscale, BTS, managed public cloud
It was a quieter week with the US Thanksgiving holiday, but there were still noteworthy developments in a number of global markets.
STT GDC in Singapore revealed plans to expand into Malaysia, in both KL and Johor Bahru, and also added to its senior management team. Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, GDS recently set up a JV with a domestic sovereign wealth fund to develop data centres in Indonesia. And in MEA, Teraco completed an expansion in Durban and started a new one in Cape Town, South Africa.
Hyperscale continues to look for more capacity and is increasingly look at large-scale and build-to-suit projects that it can use to expand over a long period of time. This inevitably involves more participation in the value chain from real estate developers and TA Realty is the latest to jump into the game, with a new project in NoVA for a hyperscale provider.
Elsewhere in the sector, we saw more managed public cloud developments, with DoIT rolling out advanced tooling for cost optimization, Atos expanding its VMware on AWS capabilities and Wasabi Technologies set up some new partnerships in ANZ for its cloud storage platform.