Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan are top data centre locations in APAC


7 March 2014
Singapore skyline

Hong Kong is the number one location in Asia Pacific when it comes to suitability for setting up new and outsourced data centres. This is followed by Singapore and Taiwan.

According to the recent Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Data Centre Index study published by IDC, the factors which put these countries in different spots are the energy costs and bandwidth availability.

“Choosing a strategically correct location has become increasingly important for organisations to serve their customers across countries. Hence, the scrutinising process has to be done very thoroughly and carefully,” says Simon Piff, Associate Vice President of Infrastructure Research, IDC Asia Pacific.

He adds that most countries in Asia are lucrative markets to set up and grow businesses, barring a few which have political and technological environments as deterrent factors.

The IDC Asia Pacific Data Centre Index was created due to ongoing interest in locating data centres into the Asian market.

This IDC update evaluates the 13 countries in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) or APEJ to rank them for their suitability for setting up and outsourcing to the data centres existent in those countries. IDC completed a political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental (PESTLE) analysis for each country and considered factors that contribute to operational costs for running the data centre business. A total of 18 factors were considered for evaluation of all the countries.