Digital Realty is set to bolster its colocation and interconnection proposition for the Asia-Pacific region, flagging major growth plans for its core markets, which include Sydney, Singapore, Melbourne, Osaka, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Digital Realty APAC Senior Director of Marketing & Strategy Omer Wilson said the coming year would see the company looking to continue its global expansion.
“Our focus remains clear. We want to provide an end-to-end solution for our customers – whether it be those requiring just a few racks worth of space or those that have multi-MW requirements; and even build-to-suit type engagements,” he told Telecom Times.
“Moving into 2019, we have a full colocation capability coming into our APAC product set,” Wilson said.
In addition, Wilson said interconnection will remain a key part of Digital Realty’s strategy.
“This can be seen with the new product capabilities we have brought to our end-users in North America and EMEA; and we’re now looking to build out into the APAC region,” he added.
“We’re looking at further growth opportunities in both the Sydney and Melbourne markets,” Wilson said, outlining the firm’s short to mid-term plans for Australia. “In Sydney for example, we are launching our newest data centre facility at Digital Erskine Park II, later this year,” he said.
“Overall, Australia and New Zealand are key to our APAC strategy, hence we remain committed to the ANZ market and have the objective to continue to invest and grow as we have been, ” Wilson said. “This market remains extremely strong for us and has substantial demand from all global cloud organisations for the growth of their platforms.”
“Similarly in Osaka, we are well underway with the construction of the Digital Osaka II facility, which we plan to open in 2019,” Wilson continued.
“After these, we will look at new growth opportunities and what will allow us to best service our customers. South Korea, India and Indonesia all remain attractive growth markets for our global customer base – although nothing has been finalised.”