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11 April 2018

Datacloud Asia 2019

Pan Pacific, Singapore

The Edge of APAC

What region within APAC do you see as ripe for data center deployment? What are the key factors making this location ideal for data center builds?
1. What region within APAC to you see as ripe for data centre deployment? What are the key factors making this location ideal for data centre builds? Jonathan Berney, COO, Chayora: China represents a tremendous opportunity. Home to more than 1.3 billion people, China comprises roughly one-quarter of the world’s online population and is projected to be nearly one-third within four years. China has also rapidly become an influential player in the global Internet ecosystem.
1. What region within APAC to you see as ripe for data center deployment? What are the key factors making this location ideal for data center builds? Anywhere where there is a large population with educated and knowledgeable people. And those that can afford a smartphone and TV. Half the worlds population lives in APAC, and only half are connected to the internet today. China and India dwarf other countries in terms of population by a factor of 6x. We’ve built datacenters in some pretty testing climates – Iceland, Northern Sweden, Saudi Arabia etc. The ideal location for hyper-scale datacenters would be somewhere where land and power are cheap. Edge facilities need to be closer to the users. Availability of power being the main inhibitor. Oh, and people of course!