In recent years, many facility managers in the Asia
Pacific region have been trying to outsource their data centers to colocation
facilities. Some of the key
factors behind why organizations are turning to this solution can include rent,
capacity, resources and space. Outsourcing
to a colocation facility allows the enterprises to focus more clearly on their
core businesses while enjoying superior data center availability, reliability
and cost structure. For instance, Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong and Ban Ciao in
Taiwan are famous locations for these data centers. The two areas supply more
than 20,000 cabinets for potential customers.
A recent study by IDC indicates that
Hong Kong, followed by Taiwan, are the best locations within Asia Pacific in
terms of suitability for setting up new and outsourced data centers. Let’s look
at what makes these locations the top choices for colocation data centers.
A report by Frost & Sullivan shows that Hong Kong's business-friendly and free-trade
environment have drawn a number of multinational corporations to set up regional
headquarters. This has brought in numerous investments and job opportunities,
and has created demand for data center services. Hong Kong’s data center market
is expected to grow more than 15 percent to $802.6 million by 2019.
Every time I talk with service providers in Hong
Kong and Taiwan, they always put an emphasis on reliability, capacity, security
and their environmentally conscious initiatives. I believe that to achieve
these goals, a successful colocation data center requires a fresh perspective on
the whole network — from the design/build stage through maintenance and upgrade.
Colocation data centers demand extensive network integration
and technical planning expertise. They must be built with reliable, high-performing
infrastructure solutions that will stand the test of time. Only the right partner
can help achieve the most power, performance, future-proofing, security and
savings whether you are a colocation data center customer or service provider.
Do you have a question or comment regarding colocation
data centers in the Asia Pacific region? Please leave a comment below, and I
will be more than happy to respond.