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WASHINGTON, July 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the Frost & Sullivan IQ for Asia-Pacific Data Center Services Providers for 2017, China Telecom was one of only four companies operating in the APAC data service centers market to earn a place in the “Champions” quadrant.
The Champions quadrant reflects a strong combination of market share performance and future growth strategies as determined by Frost & Sullivan (F&S) research. The honor recognizes leadership in addressing the fast-growing digital needs of Asia-Pacific markets, which includes high-population areas such as China and India. F&S reported that rising IT complexities brought about by virtualization and consolidation, along with cost constraints, have increased the popularity of third-party data centers within these markets.
According to F&S, colocation services make up the bulk of data services revenue in Asia-Pacific (63 percent), with managed hosting services contributing the rest. Total current market value of these services is estimated at $14.1 billion, and predicted to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7 percent from 2015 to 2022, to reach almost $32 billion by 2023.
More enterprises are choosing to bypass management of their IT infrastructure in favor of cloud deployments such as infrastructure-as-a-service. This has resulted in high growth in cloud offerings among data center providers, including China Telecom. According to F&S, the demand for colocation services is being led by large enterprises and high-regulation verticals such as banking, finance and insurance.
China Telecom has built up an extensive global Internet Data Center (IDC) colocation network that includes 20 Tier-IV and more than 90 Tier-III facilities. As noted by China Telecom Americas President Joe Han, the company’s Hong Kong facility is an ideal option for local enterprises that are considering colocation and have critical requirements around performance, latency, scalability and compliance. “In addition to comprehensive disaster protection and data recovery solutions, our IDCs can offer highly customizable architectures, best-practice cybersecurity and around-the-clock facility monitoring, and dedicated NOC support,” says Han.
The Asia-Pacific data center landscape includes a diverse set of players, spanning telecommunications companies and carriers, data center service providers and managed service providers. Together, the top four vendors accounted for approximately 28.4 percent of Asia-Pacific data center services revenue in 2016. Key competitors categorized under the F&S “Challengers” quadrant included Singtel, KDDI Telehouse, Telstra and Global Switch. Much of this growth in competition is attributed to significant data center build-outs in countries such as Japan, Australia and Singapore.
China Telecom is the largest IDC provider in China with eight regional cloud data centers and two cloud campuses in Inner Mongolia and Guizhou. It operates more 300 data centers across the country, occupying about 400,000 square meters of raised floor space. China Telecom is also a leading player in the data center space outside China, operating self-built data centers and partnering with over a dozen data center providers. In total, CT manages more than 50 international and regional data centers with key locations in the United States, Europe, Moscow, Dubai, Singapore and mainland China. Managed hosting, web hosting and virtual hosting services are available, backed by comprehensive service level agreements as well as support engineering personnel who hold internationally recognized certifications, such as Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIE) and Cisco Certified Network Professionals (CCNP).
This global IDC reach is matched with high-performance, fully diversified network connections that previously supported up to 10Gbps high-speed internet access and low-latency private lines. This has since been boosted to 100Gbps with the recent launch of China Telecom’s “Super TSR” (Transit Silk Road) – an ultra-low latency terrestrial route that offers industry-leading big bandwidth, low-latency connectivity between Asia-Pacific and Europe.
The important issue of environmental protection is also taken into consideration. “As IT infrastructure further consolidates and grows, sustainability will only become of greater concern. Hence the commitment of China Telecom to comprehensive energy efficiency and green operational policies at all of our data centers,” Han notes.
About China Telecom Americas
China Telecom Americas is a wholly owned U.S.-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in over 70 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas is advancing enterprise connectivity through a suite of locally based, turnkey services from network architecture, cloud and data center services to equipment management, content delivery and more. Discover more at www.ctamericas.com
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