Intelligent Data Centres Issue 47 - Page 10

NEWS

Fast growth cities underpin data centre development surge in Asia Pacific

NEWS

K night Frank , one of the largest independent global property advisors , has released the latest insights from its Q3 2022 Data Centre Report .

The report focuses on nine rapidly emerging markets in Asia Pacific – Osaka , Melbourne , Jakarta , Manila , Hanoi , Taipei , Hyderabad , New Delhi and Chennai .
Fuelled by strong market fundamentals and an increasing trend towards greater localisation of data centre facilities , total supply in these locations grew from just under 700MW five years ago , to over 3,000MW – a meteoric increase of over 300 %. In the first three quarters of 2022 alone over 600MW of new IT capacity has been added .
Across the nine locations studied , Melbourne , Jakarta and Osaka stand out , with each now registering more than half a gigawatt of aggregate IT supply . Melbourne in recent years has developed into a key data centre market , with renewed interest from local and regional operators poised to add close to 450MW to existing live supply .
Jakarta has almost 400MW committed or under construction , with several major hyperscale cloud service providers advancing significant plans for self-builds in the city . Osaka continues to develop as an alternative data centre market to Tokyo , with a current live IT capacity exceeding 250MW and over 250MW in the pipeline .
In India , the data centre industry has been on a high growth trajectory , partly driven by government policies , including easier access to credit and other incentives to boost data centre investment . As a result , cities like Hyderabad , New Delhi and Chennai are registering significant data centre market growth , with circa 300MW to 400MW of IT capacity either live , committed or under construction in each location .
Fred Fitzalan Howard , Data Centre Lead APAC , said : “ The insight from our latest report reinforces Asia Pacific ’ s position as the most exciting market in the global data centre industry . More businesses are speeding up their Digital Transformations and the demand for cloud services and lower latency has proliferated , resulting in cloud providers sourcing colocation and self-build facilities in previously overlooked cities . As these secondary cities continue to establish themselves as data centre locations , opportunities will continue to arise across the M & A and development space .”

MDXi Appolonia achieves Tier III Constructed Facility certification ( TCCF )

DXi Appolonia , a data centre subsidiary of MainOne , an Equinix company in Ghana , has received its Tier

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III Constructed Facility certification ( TCCF ) from the Uptime Institute .
With this new milestone , MDXi Appolonia becomes the leading data centre provider in Ghana with the top four certifications in the industry : the Tier III Constructed Facility certification , TCCF ; the PCI-DSS certification which certifies the data centre to process payment card information ; ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certifications which assures information security and quality management at the MDXi Appolonia data centre and further reinforces MDXi ’ s position as the leading data centre provider in West Africa .
The MDXi Appolonia facility receives this TCCF following onsite testing by the Uptime team and is a progression from the Tier Certification of Design Documents ( TCCD ) that was issued by Uptime following the review of designs of the facility during construction .
The data centre which features private data centre suites , enterprise-grade 24 / 7 multi-level security and video surveillance , precision cooling , safety and fire suppression systems with multiple redundancies built into the power , cooling and security infrastructure has maintained 100 % uptime since launch and is managed by highly trained , best-in-class engineers operating from a state-of-the-art operations centre matching international standards .
The data centre offers open-access connectivity options to all the leading telecom networks in Ghana and direct access to MainOne and other submarine cable systems . It offers access to various Internet Exchanges including the GIX ( Ghana ), IXPN ( Nigeria ), LINX ( London ), DECIX ( Frankfurt / Lisbon ) and Cote d ’ Ivoire Internet Exchange ( CIVIX ), as well as the West Africa Internet Exchange ( WAF-IX ).
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