One indicator of the coming growth in Emerging Markets, Boeing predicts 60% sold Asia, LATAM, and Middle East

Some of the folks out there have a US and EU focus on their data center services.  Others see the double digital growth in emerging markets.

Komonews reports on Boeing's 20 year forecast of airplane sales.

The 20-year forecast, which Boeing puts out annually, predicts 60 percent of the demand for aircraft will come from Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The rest comes from carriers in Europe and North America.

With all that airline capacity the economic growth is there.

Among the new orders, 12,820 are expected to go to the Asia-Pacific region. The next-largest market is Europe, with 7,460 deliveries. Airline consolidation in the United States has caused orders to drop sharply there - a trend that is likely to spread to Europe in coming years, Tinseth said.

The double digit data center growth will happen in these markets, but it is much more expensive to build data centers in these places than the US.

Could Google's investment in South African Solar Project be an early indicator of future data centers?

Google has an office in Johannesburg.  And just announced a solar project investment in South Africa.

Investing in a South African solar project

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
As we search for investments that can help speed up the adoption of renewable energy, we’ve been looking beyond the U.S. and Europe to parts of the world where our investments can have an even greater impact. We’ve just closed our first investment in Africa: $12 million USD (103 million Rand) investment in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Most of the renewable energy projects have had an association with a data center location. Which brings up the question will there be a data center in South Africa for Google?  Well maybe not one of their big ones that get reported when they are larger than 5MW (there are 14 of them), but maybe there is a smaller one.  In fact, there has to be a small one.  

Google does have peering sites in South Africa so there is some kind of presence there.

Teraco House Johannesburg JB1 15169  Johannesburg ZA
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Google's Emerging Market plans leaked, WSJ covers wireless efforts

Back in Sept 2012 Google announced its fits data center build in LATAM.  Making the jump from NAP of Americas to South America and being in co-location sites can only work for a limited audience.  At some point you'll need MWs of data center space.  

I have long said to my clients that there is an world wide race to provide sub 100ms latency to everyone in the world.  Google is a player and Equinix.  Digital Realty Trust is building out wholesale space.  Carriers are building relationships and capabilities to span the world.  Netflix is expanding in emerging markets which drives demand for AWS globally as well.

The WSJ covers Google's efforts in Africa and Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Google to Fund, Develop Wireless Networks in Emerging Markets

Google Inc. GOOG -1.07% is deep into a multipronged effort to build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets as part of a plan to connect a billion or more new people to the Internet.

These wireless networks would serve areas such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to dwellers outside of major cities where wired Internet connections aren't available, said people familiar with the strategy.

The networks also could be used to improve Internet speeds in urban centers, these people said.

Google plans to team up with local telecommunications firms and equipment providers in the emerging markets to develop the networks, as well as create business models to support them, these people said. It is unclear whether Google already has lined up such deals or alliances.

One of the areas I have been watching for is when servers will show up in cell tower installations to improve the performance and latency of mobile devices.  With Google's acquisition of Motorola they can create a wireless data center solution.  And there is even speculation Google will launch an airborne wireless fleet.

As part of the plan, Google has been working on building an ecosystem of new microprocessors and low-cost smartphones powered by its Android mobile operating system to connect to the wireless networks, these people said. And the Internet search giant has worked on making special balloons or blimps, known as high-altitude platforms, to transmit signals to an area of hundreds of square miles, though such a network would involve frequencies other than the TV broadcast ones.

Google has also considered helping to create a satellite-based network, some of these people said.

Some people may think this is new news, but there have been discussions even back in 2007 that Google was looking at wireless networks.

Sometimes the rumours are both outrageous and true. Google is experimenting with new ways of bringing broadband connections to consumers, by blanketing parts of Silicon Valley with Wi-Fi networks. It is planning to enter an auction for valuable radio spectrum in America, and thinking of radically new business models to make money from wireless data and voice networks, perhaps a free service supported by ads.

Singapore Data Center Market grows

If you look at where to locate data centers a report to consider is the ease of doing business WW.  Here are the top 10.


CFOWorld has an article on the Singapore Data Center market.

A million square foot of data centre space

By Zafar Anjum

Is Singapore fast becoming a data centre hub in the region? It seems to be so. Reason: data centres are mushrooming in the city state.

This is happening due to an uptick in the demand for services such as cloud computing and increased consumption of content over the Internet.

For example, in April this year, two brand new data centres started operations in Singapore. One is by Telco operator NTT which unveiled a data centre located at the North Serangoon suburb in Singapore. Built to Tier 3 specifications, the data centre building stands at five floors high and offers 5,000 sq m of rack space, with some 2,500 racks.

Singapore is becoming a data center hub.  Amazon is there,  Google, and many others.

Why Singapore?

"Singapore as a geography is a preferred geography for many multinationals," says Srinivasan CR, vice president, Data Center and Infrastructure Managed Services, Product Management, Global Data and Managed Services, Tata Communications. "Thereby, Singapore market is a fairly international market rather than a local market. I think there is demand for space because of the kind of offering Singapore as a country has to make to international companies. It is a very politically stable country-it has all the infrastructure that is needed for a stable data centre."