May 25, 2021


Top 10 Data Centre Critical (IT) Infrastructure Providers in ASEAN

The ASEAN data centre market is booming like never before with an expected CAGR of over 8% during the period 2021-2026. Some experts even predict that it will achieve a CAGR of 13% to reach $3.4billion by 2024.

As the fastest growing data centre region in the world, it’s no news that ASEAN is witnessing massive digital transformation across industry verticals along with a brimming younger population that is highly tech savvy, thereby driving data centre growth at an unprecedented pace.

Corporate behemoths such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Equinix have chosen ASEAN as the ideal destination to relocate their data centres. It’s only too obvious that to sustain the global data centre hotbed, the need for robust IT infrastructure becomes pivotal. The competition among the providers solely rests on their end-to-end service offering capabilities. With the continuous adoption of Big data, IoT, and AI the usage of application workload-specific server infrastructure has also grown.

As a market, ASEAN prioritizes IT infrastructure providers that enable real-time monitoring and management solutions. Enabling better expertise in installation at a local level and opting for a commission-based services approach through training will aid more market revenue for the providers.

Below mentioned are the top 10 Data Centre Critical (IT) Infrastructure Providers in ASEAN:

1. Dell Technologies: Dell Technologies power data centres across the world in terms of server, storage, and network solutions. In 2019, it launched Dell Technologies On Demand as a one-stop to end-to-end Dell Technologies portfolio with flexible consumption options that provide IT with the agility of cloud and the stability of on-premises infrastructure.

2. IBM: IBM is moving towards capitalizing on the hybrid cloud opportunity in ASEAN as the Southeast Asian organizations are aiming to modernise their applications and systems.

In 2019, IBM acquired Red Hat, a global leader in providing enterprise open-source solutions, for USD 34 billion, to underpin its cloud and software portfolio.

3. Huawei: Huawei has launched HiDC (Huawei Intelligent Data Centre Solution) to encapsulate the entire data centre process including construction, operation and maintenance.

HiDC comes power packed with flexible architecture and efficiency to achieve green data centres for customers.

4. NetApp: In 2020, NetApp collaborated with Google Cloud to enable organisations in Singapore to enhance application and business performance with shared file storage on Google Cloud.

With an aim to bring greater file storage opportunities to Singapore, both recently added new capabilities to further improve security and performance.

5. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE): HPE provides cloud-like agility, coupled with the most secure industry-standard servers to the data centre infrastructure. With the expansion of its hybrid cloud portfolio, HPE now enables improved automation, workload-optimized solutions, and a seamless experience across clouds.

6. Cisco Systems: One among the leading networking solution providers across business verticals, Cisco Systems garnered increased sales of its server products and HyperFlex (hyper-converged infrastructure).

Its additions in networking products such as IoT networking platforms, industrial switches, and integrated services routers have made data centres more efficient.

7. Lenovo: With the launch of Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series Storage Manager OS, Lenovo capitalized on hybrid cloud data management capability.

Lenovo witnessed a significant increase in revenue generated from data centres post-acquiring IBM’s x86 server business.

8. Inspur: A China-based organization, Inspur is one of the leading global data centre solutions provider, including solutions for cloud data centres. Ranked amongst the world’s top 3 server providers, it provides optimized services and purpose-built platforms to major data centres, along with solutions in SaaS, Paas and IaaS segments.

9. Fujitsu: Fujitsu’s IT service is its key driver for revenue. From technology products and services to solutions such as communication equipment and automatic switching systems, Fujitsu has got it all.

10. Arista Networks: A computer networking company, Arista Networks creates multilayer network switches to provide SDN solutions for data centres and cloud computing environments. It enables data centre automation through Arista Extensible Operating System.