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Q2 2019: APAC Infrastructure Quarterly Report

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Asia Pacific Internet Infrastructure Sector Overview Q2 2019

Executive Summary

The infrastructure services market in APAC continues to move forward and hyperscale remains the primary driving force. Cloud adoption is accelerating and, needless to say, having a huge impact on the wholesale data centre market.

In mature markets like Australia, and emerging markets like Jakarta, third party colocation is the preferred deployment model. There are multiple reasons why hyperscale clouds choose to lease, but it is clear that getting to market fast and working with a partner that knows the intricacies of the local market, is invaluable. The end result is steady and even copious demand for inventory, massive investments in builds and new company formation in pursuit of this tremendous opportunity.

Rising cloud adoption is a tide that is definitely lifting all boats. Cloud infrastructure platforms are growing and consuming data centre inventory and driving demand for interconnection capabilities and managed services. Retail colocation providers have pushed value-add through interconnection, while MSPs and IT outsourcers are helping customers migrate and manage cloud infrastructure and in the process, driving consulting, services and ancillary infrastructure venue.

The APAC region has been about the big four markets – Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan – for some time. But that is starting to change in a meaningful way as hyperscale moves to places like Seoul, South Korea and Jakarta, Indonesia. It will just be a matter of time before hyperscale has a similar spin-off effect across the infrastructure services ecosystem in these markets.

The APAC market continues to progress and transform, and in a very short period, has become
a key cog in what is now a truly global market. This report examines the key themes and noteworthy developments of the recent quarter that shed light on where the momentum is and what future trends are developing.