Thailand data center market gets another player
The data center market in Thailand has been witnessing significant growth in recent times. Just a few weeks ago, Google announced plans to set up its first cloud region in the country to meet the growing demand for cloud services locally and around the world.
In fact, according to a report by Aritzon, the data center market in Thailand is said to be valued at US$660 million in 2021 and is expected to reach US$1.03 billion by 2027. It’s no surprise given that the country currently has 32 operational colocation data centers, with most of them in Bangkok.
Apart from Google, there have also been entries by new players such as Telehouse and Chindata Group. Both Tencent Cloud and Alibaba Cloud are also developing cloud regions in the country. Huawei has also invested around US$ 23 million to develop its third modular data center in Thailand.
Now, Bridge Data Centres, one of the region’s key data center providers, is also expanding into Thailand with the acquisition of one of WHA Mega Logistic Centers’ data centers in Samut Prakan, Thailand.
According to Dz Shing Lim, President, Bridge Data Centres, Bridge Data Centres recognizes Thailand’s potential through the rise in their adoption of cloud-based services. Lim added that this contributes to the growth of retail and wholesale colocation services in the Thai digital space.
“With this, Bridge Data Centres sees strong demand coming from hyperscale content providers and cloud operators, followed by leading e-commerce companies, public sector agencies, and the banking sector. Bridge Data Centres 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 favoring market conditions,” commented Lim.
The move is also seen as a welcomed one for Thailand, as Bridge Data Centres offers flexible data center solutions. The data center company is also owned and managed by a leading player in the region, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction, uptime reliability, and sustainability.
With 5G network deployments on the horizon, data centers in Thailand will be able to boost the country’s digital economy as well, especially with higher demand for high-bandwidth networking infrastructure. Software-defined networking is also likely to increase, thanks to smart city initiatives by government agencies.
Bridge Data Centres BKK01 has an approximate 6,500m² floor area and 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 ongoing, MY03 and MY06, both scheduled to go live by Q4 2022.
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