Asia Pacific soon to be home to 40% of world's data centres: report

This is mainly due to the region’s robust infrastructure and connectivity.

Asia Pacific’s revenue for colocation data centres will rise 40% and overtake the US by 2020, according to a report from real estate firm JLL.

The report stated how countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney are the primary markets for data centre investments in Asia Pacific thanks to their ‘ease of doing business’ capabilities.

As the region is experiencing a surge in data generated from various digital products and services, the report notes how businesses are now shifting their data storage to cloud services such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Alibaba

“We’re seeing more investors looking to enter or increase their exposure to the data centre sector as it offers diversification benefits and tends to have higher yields than traditional asset classes, such as office or retail,” director of alternatives at JLL Asia Pacific Bob Tan said.

Asia Pacific’s spending on public cloud services is expected to hit US$15b in 2018.

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