Global Perspectives on APAC Regional Datacenter Growth


Title: Global Perspectives on APAC Regional Datacenter Growth

Duration: 45 minutes

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The Asia Pacific region continues to be an exciting part of the world for datacenters, as it leads the world in growth of operational square feet. Within the region there are a number of markets to keep an eye on; either developed or emerging, and a number of interesting providers that are building out space in each. As we explore the region’s datacenter markets, we’ll delve into the growth drivers and metrics for success of several of the popular markets, and discuss the rationale behind a few of the up-and-coming ones.

Points for discussion:

  • Why is the APAC market interesting in the context of the world’s other regions
  • Which markets in APAC are growing the fastest and why
  • What markets do we see emerging, and are there any concerns around those markets.

Brief overview on how you can leverage 451 Research data to answer these questions:

  • Market Analysis - Data & insights to understand market drivers that contributing to supply and future demand
  • Target Analysis - Learning financials of targets, technology segment M&A valuations, business strategy & profile of emerging Tech players

Dan Thompson
Research Director – 451 Research
S&P Global Market Intelligence
As a Research Director for 451 Research, Dan Thompson provides insight into the Multi-Tenant Datacenter (MTDC) market space. Dan is particularly focused on MTDCs that are trying to move up the stack to offer additional services beyond colocation and connectivity. These services may include disaster recovery, security, various forms of cloud and other managed services. He also assists the 451 Research Information Security group when their interests overlap.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Dan spent 15 years as a practitioner in the IT industry, the last 10 of which were spent at a top managed/cloud service provider. Dan has worn many hats in the IT world, from systems administration to management, and was most recently an enterprise architect. In that role, Dan not only assisted in the launch of the company's security practice, but also created security-specific products, and designed security into every solution launched to the customer base.

Dan has been quoted in a number of top publications including The Wall Street Journal, as well as industry-specific publications such as CyberTrend Magazine. He is a regular speaker at client and industry events and regularly appears on regional NBC affiliate stations across East Tennessee.

In addition to a good many IT industry certifications, Dan currently holds degrees in Network Security and Forensics, and Information Technology.

Vignesh Velappan
Specialist, Technology, Media & Telecommunications
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Vignesh Velappan has over 21 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industry in Asia, having served in various technical and business development roles. He has worked closely with various telecommunication companies by supporting and consulting clients on service assurance best practices to optimize network and service level performance. In addition, he served as a product and technology trainer for technology and telecommunications type clients in the region.

Having broad and deep knowledge of broadband wireline and wireless applications and network technologies, Vig is passionate about the developments in the industry and seeking to learn and understand new technologies and solutions that address emerging business challenges among clients.

In his current role, Vig works closely with the Asia Pacific commercial organization at S&P Global Market Intelligence to develop new business opportunities in the TMT industry while supporting and training clients on its research services.
Vig holds an MBA from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and a B.Eng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
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