Report by Structure Research
The Singapore data centre market continues to push forward. According to the data presented in this report, the Singapore market was worth $1.4b USD in 2019 and is projected to grow at a five-year CAGR of 10% going forward.
The market in Singapore has reached a turning point with the government mandated pause in data centre development activity. But the market is not expected to slow down. In fact, things are headed for another period of steady growth. Once the pause is lifted, there is going to be a surge of builds driven by pent-up demand and this may well be accelerated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationwide lockdowns in Singapore and across Southeast Asia have led to a surge in online content consumption and remote work. Organizations are busy evaluating infrastructure requirements and accelerating plans to outsource, move to cloud and become more resilient. All this will have a positive impact on the hyperscale value chain and the data centre market is well positioned to capitalize.
Demand is coming from multiple directions. Chinese hyperscale platforms are only starting to expand globally and APAC remains a region of strategic importance, especially Singapore. Meanwhile, operators in the US and Europe continue to eye the region as they try to serve the increasingly global requirements of customers. Often it is the hyperscale cloud customer that is driving expansion overseas.
The near-term will see continued growth and development in Singapore. There are multiple drivers – the building pause, COVID-19, accelerating cloud adoption and hyperscale platforms emerging from China – that make another hyperscale expansion phase well within the realm of possibility. But over the next decade, as the market matures, Singapore will start to taper off as pan-regional architectures become more decentralized. Emerging markets are on the rise and when a point of critical mass is reached, in-country deployments will be commonplace and shift some demand away from traditional hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong that have been looked to as reliable and centralized infrastructure locations. The data centre market in Singapore will continue to grow and evolve for the foreseeable future, but it will be more of a hub – for hyperscale and connectivity density – that is tightly connected to locations on the edge.
This report is an excellent resource for any service provider, investor or enterprise end user looking to understand and project the third party data centre market in Singapore or find a service provider. The methodology applied continues to be the most robust in the industry. We track inventory on a space and power basis and categorize these metrics on a retail and wholesale basis. Hyperscale cloud nodes and on-ramps are mapped and interconnection uptake and market share ownership measured.
Total 42 pages.