TECH BUYER Jan 2019 - Tech Buyer Presentation - Doc # AP43422318
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Datacenter 2019 Predictions — APEJ Implications
By: Glen DuncanAssociate Research Director, Cynthia HoResearch Manager, Enterprise Servers Enterprise Server and Data Center Research Group, Jun Fwu ChinResearch Director, Avneesh SaxenaGroup Vice President, Domain Research Group, IDC Asia/Pacific, Richard L. VillarsResearch Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud, Rishu SharmaResearch Manager, Ranganath SadasivaDirector, Enterprise Solutions
Asia/Pacific (APAC) continues its economic development march and, in some areas, is now starting to push ahead of North America and Europe. China remains the great anchor and engine for the region, and its political, economic, social, and technological influences, both regionally and globally, continue to grow. 2018 was a watershed year in APAC on three fronts. Firstly, data breaches globally that impacted local businesses as well as regional data breaches began to occur on a regular basis. Secondly, there was increased focus on regional submarkets, including Indochina, Korea, and Indonesia. Finally, the United States-China trade dispute has caused significant disruption to markets, including technology.
For Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) enterprises, digital transformation continues to drive the creation of value, growth, and competitive advantage through new product/service offerings, innovative business models, and deeper business relationships. A major threat to successful transformation for most businesses remains the failure of their IT organizations to convert from being the back-office enabler of internal business processes to playing a leading role as the engine powering digital business flows between people, things, and data. Datacenters and edge facilities, such as server rooms and closets, whether owned by the business or by colocation/cloud service providers, are where this transformation is occurring. Between now and 2023, CIOs and their teams will need to address new developments in the datacenter. Based on these developments, this IDC study discusses the APEJ datacenter top 10 predictions for 2019.