EDITOR ’ S QUESTION
HOW ARE DATA CENTRE DEMANDS SHAPING THE APAC MARKET AND HOW ARE YOU RESPONDING TO ITS EVOLVING SUCCESS ?
C Byte , a leading data
D centre research and analytics platform , has shared insights from its Q1 2022 data centre report , published in partnership with Knight Frank , a leading global property adviser .
For 2022 , DC Byte and Knight Frank have adopted a fresh approach for the report , focusing on a larger number of markets , reflecting the dynamic nature of the industry . The new format is designed to provide a greater level of detail and insight on each of the markets included and the region in focus for each quarter .
The Q1 2022 report covers nine data centre markets in Asia Pacific ( APAC ), including both established hubs such as Singapore , Hong Kong , Sydney , Shanghai and Tokyo ; and the hyper growth markets of Seoul , Mumbai , Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur , to provide a wide-ranging view of the region .
According to the report , the APAC market saw growth in supply of 488MW , bringing the total in the region to in excess of 8.7GW . 203MW of capacity was absorbed in Q1 largely due to public cloud activity ; a number significantly higher than the average 127MW per quarter , as previously observed in 2021 .
Much of the additional capacity came from Tokyo , Seoul and Sydney ; with the latter crossing the gigawatt threshold that quarter . In contrast , Singapore and Hong Kong have seen more muted levels of activity in Q1 .
The report also looks at the impact that changes in data sovereignty laws are having on the distribution of demand for data centres across the world .
“ It ’ s great to see that the main data centre markets in APAC are continuing
DESPITE SIGNIFICANT HEADWINDS – THE LEGACY OF COVID , GEOPOLITICAL TURMOIL AND RISING INFLATION – THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION CONTINUES TO REGISTER STRONG DATA CENTRE GROWTH .
THE APAC MARKET SAW GROWTH IN SUPPLY OF 488MW , BRINGING THE TOTAL IN THE REGION TO IN EXCESS OF 8.7GW .
to demonstrate resilience and adaptability ,” said Ed Galvin , Founder and CEO at DC Byte . “ The general trend in the region is extremely positive with demand drivers strengthening .”
“ Despite significant headwinds – the legacy of COVID , geopolitical turmoil and rising inflation – the Asia Pacific region continues to register strong data centre growth ,” said Ben Stirk , Co-head of Global Data Centres at Knight Frank . “ The fundamentals support this trajectory , with Asia the most populous continent and a region where Digital Transformation is accelerating at pace . There is tremendous hyperscale growth potential underpinned by domestic demand . This combined with the continued reopening of economies and the loosening of restrictive regulation means further above-trend growth can be expected moving forward .” www . intelligentdatacentres . com