The Asia-Pacific cloud market accelerates as enterprises drive growth trends across the region.
Commercial growth in Asia-Pacific’s public cloud services market will reach 17.7% by the end of 2017 to total $10 billion, up from $8.5 billion in 2016.1 Analysts attribute much of this growth to increased adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) as businesses migrate applications and workloads from on-premise infrastructure to cloud environments. These trends tell us that enterprises are embracing cloud as a business strategy, not simply a technical tactic, with the conversation among decision-makers shifting from “Why do I need to migrate?” to “How fast can I migrate?”.
As cloud uptake accelerates, businesses are adjusting their focus towards building seamless, dynamic, and agile strategies. More than 70% of Asia-Pacific enterprises will have a multi-cloud strategy by 2018.2 Multicloud environments enable greater flexibility, choice, and operational impact for companies adapting to the demands of modern day business. Connecting to multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) means that enterprises can simultaneously diversify their workloads across the most suitable cloud services for their business needs.
From hands-on experience with our customer base, we know that multicloud networking is crucial to a transformative IT strategy and driving a competitive edge. Multicloud demand has been a key factor in enabling our 24 new cloud on-ramp locations around the world, this year, that offer connectivity to the world’s leading CSPs: Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, and Amazon Web Services. We’ve also enriched our service offering through recent partnerships in Asia-Pacific. We’ve enabled HKT SkyExchange Multi-cloud FAST Connect as well as NTT Singapore’s NexConnect Cloud Service, connected YourDC in Adelaide, and expanded connectivity in Wellington, New Zealand to continue this trend. Customers can now leverage our platform to connect to multiple cloud services from more Asia-Pacific locations than ever before.
As the region’s cloud market matures, the spotlight shines on scalable cloud connectivity. The IDC Market Note explains that consumers are moving away from traditional connectivity options which “fall woefully short when they are leveraged to access public cloud environments.” Just as cloud adoption has changed the way companies architect and consume IT resources, Megaport has transformed cloud connectivity to help facilitate this growth. We offer enterprises easy and direct access to cloud, as well as flexible and scalable solutions to architect multi-cloud connectivity. For enterprises, this means more choice and greater control over cloud strategies, resulting in optimised business processes and increased speed to market. We’re continuing to bridge the gap between enterprises and cloud, embracing trends in this space, and empowering the continued maturity of the Asia-Pacific cloud market.
Read the full IDC Market Note on Megaport’s Asia-Pacific expansion here. Read more about interconnection trends in our downloadable eGuide: Top Interconnection Trends for 2017 by Network World Asia. For more information about Megaport connectivity in the region, please fill out the form below.
Author: Josh Munro
Executive Vice President, APAC