2022 Predictions & Trends: Mark Smith

APAC Managing Director

What are your top priorities for 2022?

The key driver is the explosion of data, which presents a challenge for our customers especially in terms of how they go about building out their architecture. Our rollout of PlatformDIGITAL® in Osaka and Singapore has been critical in supporting our customers there with the very real challenges that a hybrid-cloud world presents, and we will continue to deliver that support.

Recently, we launched in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and in Seoul during the first half of 2022. That means we will be covering five of the top six retail colocation or enterprise colocation markets in APAC.

We’ll continue to stay focused on the growth of enterprises and meeting the needs of our customers in what is a highly diverse region. It includes Australia, for example-arguably a global leader in the adoption of technology—and Japan, as well as less mature markets such as the Philippines and Vietnam.

We recently announced BAM DIGITAL REALTY-our JV in India with Brookfield Infrastructure, expanding PlatformDIGITAL® into India—a great new growth market for enterprise customers and Indian enterprises.