Greater China to receive enhanced connectivity through Equinix

Vital market for enterprises seeking sustainable growth. . Digital infrastructure company Equinix has expanded Equinix Fabric with the addition of four leading network service providers (NSPs) in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to deliver connectivity into Greater China. With the recent extension of Platform Equinix, digital leaders will be able to…

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Australian Government’s single provider approach exposes risk

Increasing the concentration of data with one data centre provider. AusTender information reveals yet another Government Department has selected the same, single provider that already holds 80 per cent of the value of Government data centre contacts. The Department of Home Affairs has followed a long line of recent Federal…

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Singapore enterprises embrace hybrid cloud

Many plans to ditch traditional datacentres for fully integrated hybrid cloud IT environments in the next five years. A recently released study has revealed that 69 per cent of Singapore enterprises expect to run an integrated hybrid cloud technology environment in the next five years, dropping traditional datacentres altogether. According to…

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Support for Malaysia’s Digital Economy Blueprint

This includes the goal to create a hyper-scale data centre with an expected investment of RM15 billion. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) welcomes the launch of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) that YAB Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced last week. The agency is excited about this initiative and…

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Growth of data centre development and investment

Data centre operators and major services held fast throughout the troubled, early days of 2020 onward. Data Centres, once an afterthought for global enterprises, are now a cornerstone of the information economy, and well over $100 billion has poured into the asset class over the past decade, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Global…

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COVID-19 propels data centre growth in APAC

Emergence of a new business environment, cloud service providers and video conferencing service providers. The APAC data centre market share has been witnessing exceptional growth since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has increased the access to internet-related services aided by lockdowns and restrictions imposed by government agencies across…

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COVID-19 causes seismic shift to digital service jobs in SEA

The region has recorded a significant uptick in digital services adoption, including the emergence of two new fields, healthtech and edtech. COVID-19 brought significant disruption to the global economy, and with it came permanent changes to the jobs landscape. Across Southeast Asia, many businesses and workers continue to navigate the…

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Specialist staff needed for all types of data centres

Greater investment, more training and more creative approaches to employment will be needed. As the data centre build-out continues across the globe, many more people will be needed to design, build and operate this critical infrastructure. The demand will exacerbate staffing shortages — but by how much? The Uptime Institute…

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