As a part of its ongoing efforts to expand in the Asia Pacific region, Singapore-headquartered Bridge Data Centres has acquired WHA Mega Logistic Centers’ data center in Samut Prakan, Thailand.
Bridge Data Centres is a subsidiary of NASDAQ-listed Chindata Group, one of the largest data center companies in the region, providing hyperscale and wholesale data centre solutions.
Thailand is in the Center of ASEAN, and over the next decade, ASEAN region is likely become the fourth largest economy in the world, with a consumer market capitalization of approximately USD 4 trillion. In line with this, the Thai Government has taken the digital economy seriously with the aim of pushing Thailand to become “ASEAN’s Digital Hub”.
“Bridge Data Centres (BDC) recognised Thailand’s potential through the rise in their adoption of cloud-based services. This contributes to the growth of retail and wholesale colocation services in the Thai digital space. With this, BDC sees strong demand coming from Hyperscale content providers & cloud operators, followed by leading e-commerce companies, public sector agencies, and the banking sector. BDC has been growing steadily in the Asia Pacific region and Thailand is one of the many markets within South-east Asia that we are making entry into, as we follow Hyperscale demand and favouring market conditions.” said Dz Shing Lim, President, Bridge Data Centres.
Also, Thailand is one of the strongest economic countries in ASEAN which has set a goal to be a hub of ASEAN in many ways. Additionally, Thailand has quick speed and readiness to accommodate data center and cloud services! In 2024, Thailand has expected that the Data Center Market Sector in ASEAN by 2024 will be worth up to 5.4 billion dollars.
The move into the country is a welcome one for Thailand, offering flexible data centre solutions, owned and managed by a leading player in the region, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction, uptime reliability and sustainability.
BDC Data Centre BKK01 with an approximate 6,500m² floor area, is currently operational at 450kw with the remaining space expected to fit out to support an additional 5MW IT capacity load. With this development, Bridge Data Centres continue their growth in the region, having recently been named the largest international player in the Malaysia market, with two operating data centers, MY01 and MY02, in the Kuala Lumpur region, and two greenfield constructions currently on-going, MY03 and MY06, both scheduled to go live by Q4 2022.