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Asia Pacific data centres to expand infrastructure in 2012

Anuradha Shukla | March 6, 2012
Findings from a study by Digital Realty.

Asia Pacific data centres will expand infrastructure in 2012, according to an independent study commissioned by global data centre solution provider Digital Realty.

Seventy-six percent of those surveyed said they will definitely or probably expand their data centre infrastructure in 2012.

Seventeen percent of respondents have no plans for data centre projects in 2012 or 2013 and 48 percent are considering  new data centre projects in more than one location.

The study of Asia Pacific data centre trends is based on a detailed survey of senior decision makers at large corporations in Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.

Digital Realty Trust notes that this research was conducted by the research firm Campos Research & Analysis.

Strong demand in Asia Pacific

The results of this study indicate strong demand for data centre space in Asia Pacific markets, according to Kris Kumar, regional head, Asia Pacific at Digital Realty.

Sixty-four percent of respondents said they had built a new data centre in the previous 24 months and 22 percent plan to use a do-it-yourself approach for their data centre project.

Eighty-two percent of the participants who have plans to expand their data centres intend to use a partner for their project.

Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney are the locations mentioned most often for upcoming data centre projects.

"While not yet in Hong Kong, our assets in Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne are well-positioned to capture a significant portion of this demand expected in the coming 24 months," said Kris Kumar, regional head, Asia Pacific at Digital Realty.


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