TECH NEWS - Hong Kong Edition (February, 2019)


Data Centre Market

Top Asia Pacific Data Centre Markets

Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney are deemed the four most developed data centre markets in the Asia-Pacific region. With similar physical and economic background as well as geographical proximity to mainland China and SEA, Hong Kong and Singapore are often compared for their competitiveness in data centre market. 


Source: Asia Pacific Data Centre Report: Singapore and Hong Kong Market by Structure Research, JLL and Data Centre World.

Download the report to learn more about the current data centre market and forecast of the two places.

Hong Kong Data Centre Market

1. Hyperscale is driving the local market

According to Jabez Tan, Head of Research, Structure Research, the Hong Kong market stands out from the rest as it is “the only market where hyperscale cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba are fully leasing their data centre capacity requirements from colocation providers versus opting to build their own.” 

Source: Hong Kong DCI Report 2019: Data Centre Colocation, Hyperscale Cloud & Interconnection by Structure Research. 

Click here to download the report.

2. Land scarcity is holding back the HK data centre market

With the need of land for both greenfield and brownfield builds from hyperscalers and other colocation customers, the shortage of land in Hong Kong will hinder data center growth four or five years from now. Land and real estate developers who own industrial land will help relieve the land shortage issue while revitalisation of an Industrial Building to a Data Centre will be another way out (watch this video from CLP for example).

Continue to read more here

Sponsor Update

Located in one of the most competitive economies in the world, according to 'World Competitiveness Yearbook' report, CLP operates one of the most reliable and efficient electricity supply systems in the world. With an overall reliability record of over 99.999%, CLP’s unrivalled supply reliability is of critical importance to the operation of a data centre. It supplies electricity to an increasing number of world-class, high-tier data centres. 

View more here. 


An industry specialist in providing E&M and IT infrastructure Solution to local enterprises,  DCL is now an exclusive distributor of AKCP for its datacenter monitoring systems. Furthermore, DCL has also entered a business partnership with Bachmann, a German iPDU provider for the smallest footprint PDU system. By teaming up with iDCmini, all in one datacenter solution, we aim at providing a turnkey solution to local enterprises.

View more here.

Preview of Next Issue ......

5G is here 

  • Digital convergence 
  • How would 5G be used commercially 
  • The development of new customer offerings with automotive, healthcare and retail

 Get in touch with the editor, Leyan Cheung if you would like to share your thoughts!



If you're interested in sponsoring Data Centre World and its co-located events, please contact Candice Wong at or +852 3753 8815.

Reserve your ticket for the largest Data Centre Gathering in North Asia!

22-23 May 2019,
HKCEC (Hall 1)


Senior IT Specialist (Data Centre) (Assistant Manager grade)

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl)

> More details...


Facilities Engineer – Data Centre Facilities Management

HGC Global Communications Limited 

> More details...


Data Centre Specialist 

PCCW Solutions Ltd

> More details...


Solution Consultant, IDC, IP & OTT Solutions 

China Telecom Global Limited

> More details...


Source from our
Talent Partner:

An interview with Mr. Leo Liu, GM, Alibaba Cloud Hong Kong, Macau and Korea


Conducted by our
Media Partner:

 Subscribe here!

Fun Facts about Tech!

These 20 tech unicorns have the best company cultures

>

AI identifies fruit fly with accuracy up to 99.95%

>

A rechargeable cap that kills germs in your water bottle

>

(Source: TechRepublic, 
wepro180 and

On the Move

 VMware appoints Franco Lan as new GM of HK and Macau

Sophos appoints McAfee veteran Gavin Struthers as Regional VP 

(Source: COMPUTERWORLDHK and SMEChannels)

Qianhai data centre designed as a ‘digital lighthouse’

Google secures Taiwan solar array to power data centre

Powered by:

If you have any enquiry about our editorial content and monthly newsletter, please feel free to contact us. 

Leyan Cheung
T: +852 3753 8841

Visit Our Event Websites:
Cloud Expo Asia Cloud & Cyber Security Expo Big Data World Smart IoT Hong Kong Data Centre World

CloserStill Media Hong Kong Ltd, a member of the CloserStill Media Group 
2201-07, 22/F, Tower 2, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

We sincerely apologise if you find this email a source of inconvenience to you.
If you wish to unsubscribe, please click here.