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Asian data centres served by high speed networks

Anuradha Shukla | March 17, 2016
Network operators provide required capacity for businesses.

More than 70 percent of data centres across Asia are served by networks that offer speeds greater than 100Mbps to the enterprises.

This finding from a new IDC report indicates that network operators are trying hard to support businesses' web-scale demands in order to support new data centers across Asia Pacific.

Singapore and Korea have the highest proportion of superfast 1Gbps+ data centre to enterprise connections that can support next-generation requirements such as virtualisation and mobility.

CIOs and IT decision makers of Asia-Pacific businesses are ready to invest in their networks during the next year, to increase productivity and improve business processes.

"With virtualisation, mobility and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) picking up, today's networks have become the lifeblood of an enterprise," said Karl Horne, CTO, Asia Pacific, Ciena. "Business agility, speed, and performance are all dependent on the underlying network infrastructure. This study demonstrates that for Asian enterprises the network is moving away from the IT silo toward serving as a key driver for successful business outcomes."

Disaster recovery

Businesses cited disaster recovery as the top reason to increase network investment in the data centre.

Data centres in Asia Pacific are becoming more interconnected and are often used for off-site storage and data back-up.

Asian businesses are beginning to operate multiple clouds, and due to this being able to work across hybrid environments and spreading workloads between data centers has become more important.

Enterprises in the region expect on-demand, high quality and real-time access to multimedia content via a multitude of applications across a wide range of devices.

"Rapid economic growth in Asian is driving both top-line and regional business expansion. Enterprises are increasingly focused on meeting rising demand for hybrid networks that deliver speed, agility and performance," said Shiv Putcha, associate director, Service Provider & Connected Consumer Research, IDC Asia-Pacific. "The emerging on-demand paradigm is driving huge changes in the IT environment with the data center set to be one of the critical enablers of this shift."


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