Frost - Sullivan evaluated 12 major data center service providers in Asia Pacific (APAC) region to find just who is providing the best service.
To qualify for the Asia-Pacific Data Data Center Service Providers 2017 report, entrants had to operate data centers in at least two countries in APAC, while generating revenues from the region of more than US$60m in 2016.
Frost - Sullivan then plotted the respective vendors on the Frost IQ matrix, evaluating them on revenue market share, product/service strategy, people and skills strategy, ecosystem strategy and business strategy.
As you can see above, NTT Communications was the clear winner.
Industry manager for the data center and cloud computing practice ICT at Frost - Sullivan, Sandeep Bazaz says NTT Communications continued its strong performance in the APAC data center services market in 2016, and there was a three-fold strategy behind this.
Firstly, NTT Communications was aggressive in expanding its data center presence in the region through acquisitions such as Cyber CSF in Indonesia and Netmagic Solutions in India, and building new data centers in Hong Kong and Japan,” Bazaz says.
“Secondly, the service provider added comprehensive services on colocation and managed hosting. The value added services include cloud computing, managed network and managed security among others, which helped the company to differentiate itself from its competitors.
And lastly, Bazaz asserts NTT Communications built not only a strong network in APAC, but also around the world.
The company was one of the pioneers to offer SDN based connectivity between enterprise clouds, colocation data center and customer own data center,” Bazaz adds.
Frost - Sullivan says these three strategic initiatives helped lift the company above its competitors and establish itself as a very strong data center service provider in the Asia Pacific region, positioning it as Champion in the APAC Data Center Services Market Frost IQ Matrix.