Hong Kong is best APAC DC location

Enterprise Innovation editors
07 Mar 2014

Hong Kong is the No. 1 location in Asia Pacific when it comes to suitability for setting up new and outsourced data centers, according to IDC.

Based on IDC’s Data Center Index for Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Singapore and Taiwan are second and third placed respectively. The ranking is mainly influenced by the energy costs and bandwidth availability.

“Choosing a strategically correct location has become increasingly important for organizations to serve their customers across countries. Hence, the scrutinizing process has to be done very thoroughly and carefully,” says Simon Piff, AVP of infrastructure research, IDC Asia Pacific.

Piff added 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 Datacenter Index was created due to ongoing interest in locating data centers into the Asian market.

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 center business. A total of 18 factors were considered for evaluation of all the countries.

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