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Data Centers South East Asia


Published: April 2013. 142 pages. 32 Tables and Charts








This new report – the 4th edition – evaluates 83 vendors with 187 data centers across the 4 South East Asian markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The number of facilities detailed in the report, will increase across the forecast period to 2015, with m2 capacity growth of approximately 40%.

Since the last report edition much has changed in South East Asia’s data center markets. Although the key story is one of continued growth across all markets driven by factors ranging from mobile data to enterprise IT outsourcing, the emergence of cloud, and market entry by large scale data center players mainly from the US is changing the landscape extensively. The modest growth of Singapore’s mature market contrasts with the rise of Indonesia, albeit from a considerably smaller base.

Cloud service development figured strongly in interviews with vendors conducted for this report and is cited as a key growth driver in the next three years.

Power availability and pricing has much to do with the growing importance of hubs, although not exclusively, and unless the emergence of a power challenger in South East Asia changes the game yet again, this report foresees Singapore retaining its dominance in the region.

The analysis based on research for this report supports this view with a more complex picture that describes a polarizing trend between the large scale data centers owned mainly by overseas players, deployed in the evolving hub of Singapore versus the distribution of smaller and often older data centers recorded in the report with those of less than 10k m2 representing around 67% of all facilities.

Regional strategies – by the likes of CSF, SingTel, and several of the smaller cloud players – will need to be assessed in light of these strategies which involve the deployment of significantly sized data center facilities – and how to compete with a multi-country chain of data centers. The report also notes the current strategy of incumbent telecom players, and how that could change.

The report contains a detailed taxonomy of players, data centers and capacity in each country together with profiles for each of the 87 players covered.

It forecasts growth in capacity by country and projects out to 2015.

Although much change has already taken place, the report concludes that even more significant change could lie ahead given the resources and competencies of local telcos, overseas players and the likes of Amazon Web Services and its potentially disruptive services. Nothwithstanding, Malaysia which has extensive land resources, untapped energy opportunities a strong support at political level for a sustained campaign to attract more data center facilities presents a potential new challenger to Singapore and Hong Kong.

Research Methodology and Report Objectives
Executive Summary

1. Introduction
1.1 Changes since Data Centers South East Asia Report III
1.2 The Challenge of Content Hubs and large scale data centers

2. Macro-Environment Factors
2.1 Political factors
2.2 Economic factors
2.3 Broadband Development

3. Market Drivers
3.1 Market Trends and Growth
3.2 Mobile Data Traffic, Storage and Video
3.3 Local Outsourcing
3.4 Cloud Service Deployment and Adoption
3.5 Government-led initiatives
3.6 Green Data Centers
3.7 Cooling Innovation
3.8 Market Inhibitors

4. Power Availability and Pricing
4.1 Power Pricing
4.2 Singapore
4.3 Malaysia
4.4 Thailand
4.5 Indonesia

5. Market Segment Analysis
5.1 Market Segments
5.2 Global Service Providers
5.3 Incumbent Telcos
5.4 Outsourcing Vendors
5.5 Hosting Specialists
5.6 Cloud Providers

6. Data Center Capacity
6.1 Singapore – Current Capacity
6.2 Malaysia – Current Capacity
6.3 Thailand – Current Capacity
6.4 Indonesia – Current Capacity

7. Market Location Comparisons
7.1 Singapore
7.2 Malaysia
7.3 Thailand
7.4 Indonesia

8. Data Center South East Asia Forecast
8.1 Data Center Capacity Forecast 2012 to 2015
8.2 Singapore – Planned Capacity
8.3 Malaysia – Planned Capacity
8.4 Thailand – Planned Capacity
8.5 Indonesia – Planned Capacity

9. Vendor Profiles
9.1 International Vendors in Multiple Markets

10. Data Center Vendors in Singapore

11. Data Center Vendors in Malaysia

12. Data Center Vendors in Thailand

13. Data Center Vendors in Indonesia

14. Summary and Conclusions
14.1 Key Trends
14.2 Top 25 Facilities in South East Asia
14.3 Number of Data Center Facilities in South East Asia
14.4 Conclusions

Appendix 1: Vendor Contact Details

Table 1: Total m2 Capacity across 4 markets at end 2012
Table 2: Internet & Broadband Penetration Comparison
Table 3: Internet Exchanges in South East Asia
Table 4: Submarine Cable Connectivity
Table 5: Building and Construction Authority Singapore Green Mark Ratings
Table 6: Green Building Index Malaysia Classification
Table 7: Electricity Tariff Comparison based on per kw-hour charge during peak period and off-peak period
Table 8: Electricity Prices in Singapore
Table 9: Electricity Prices in Malaysia
Table 10: Electricity Prices in Thailand
Table 11: Electricity Prices in Indonesia
Table 12: South East Asia Market segmentation types, services and business model
Table 13 Taxonomy of Data Centers and m2 capacity Singapore
Table 14 Taxonomy of Data Centers and m2 capacity Malaysia
Table 15 Taxonomy of Data Centers and m2 capacity Thailand
Table 16 Taxonomy of Data Centers and m2 capacity Indonesia
Table 17: Location Singapore – Advantages and Challenges
Table 18: Location Malaysia – Advantages and Challenges
Table 19: Location Thailand – Advantages and Challenges
Table 20: Location Indonesia – Advantages and Challenges
Table 21: Data Center and Capacity Forecast 2012-2015
Table 22: New capacity planned – Singapore
Table 23: New capacity planned – Malaysia
Table 24: New capacity planned – Thailand
Table 25: New capacity planned – Indonesia
Table 26: Taxonomy of Top 25 Facilities in South East Asia
Table 27: Taxonomy of Data Center Increase by number and space, and total Data Centers by 2015

Chart 1: Lead 5 Player Capacity by % of total m2 across 4 markets at end 2015
Chart 2: Total m2 Capacity by country across 4 markets at end 2015
Chart 3: Telco owned data centers as percentage of local market in m2
Chart 4: Data Center Capacity Forecast by m2 2012-2015
Chart 5: Data Center Increase by number 2012- 2015 in 4 markets.

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