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Digital Realty, Equinix lead Asia-Pacific datacenter operations

According to the IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Datacenter Operations and Management 2023 Vendor Assessment, Digital Realty and Equinix are identified as “Leaders” among Datacenter Operations and Management vendors, followed closely by “Major Players” in the market namely, GLP Group, KDDI, NTT, and STT GDC.

Datacenters are playing an increasingly important role as the infrastructure backbone of the digital economy, serving as central hubs for cloud computing, connectivity, and application deployment. They are vital infrastructure components that provide strong connectivity to captive, hosted, and cloud environments. Third-party datacenters are becoming increasingly important in the hybrid multicloud ecosystem, resembling hyperscale cloud service providers (CSPs). Both enterprises and hyperscale organizations recognize the significance of having continuously available and compliant infrastructure. Business leaders prioritize business resilience, with a specific emphasis on integrating business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) as essential aspects of their resilience strategies.

As more people in the Asia/Pacific region are consuming a variety of digital services, from streaming to virtual banking, it has caused many enterprises in Asia/Pacific to reconsider their digital infrastructure strategy. Although most digital transformation (DX) efforts in the datacenter industry were accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, this only laid the groundwork for what is yet to come, with the mainstream AI and ML adoption causing disruption at the core of computing. Because of recent advancements, executives are compelled to reevaluate their strategies and find a balance in utilizing hosting services. Organizations are increasingly demanding datacenter services to secure high-quality, resilient, and secure infrastructure for their digital initiatives.

“Datacenters play a pivotal role in enabling businesses to harness the full potential of digital transformation beyond just providing space and power to house their critical IT infrastructures,” says William Lee, Research Director, Datacenters and Telecommunications research, IDC Asia/Pacific. “As enterprises increasingly understand the need for cohesive integration between their core infrastructures to clouds and edge locations, they will expect datacenter providers to help facilitate this connection,” Lee adds.

This IDC MarketScape, IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Datacenter Operations and Management 2023 Vendor Assessment (Doc# AP50445823), utilizes the IDC MarketScape framework to examine, analyze, and evaluate the vendors operating in the Asia/Pacific datacenter services market. The research employs a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the strategies and capabilities of vendors in meeting the requirements of technology buyers that are seeking datacenter operations and management services. The evaluation is conducted using a comprehensive set of parameters that are crucial for fulfilling the current and future needs of technology buyers. This IDC MarketScape report focuses on vendors in the Asia/Pacific datacenter market that have a substantial presence and operational reach across two or more countries in the region. IDC

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