According to a new analysis issued today by Information Services Group (Nasdaq: III), a major worldwide technology research and consultancy organisation, enterprises in Singapore and Malaysia are embracing cloud computing at a rapid rate. An expanding number of global and local data centre service and solution providers are operating in Singapore and Malaysia, according to the 2022 ISG Provider LensTM Next-Gen Private/Hybrid Cloud — Data Centre Services & Solutions study for the two countries. However, cloud adoption had already begun before the COVID-19 outbreak as part of a larger IT modernization effort.
Digital transformation in Singapore and Malaysia is on the increase and will continue to expand, according to Deepraj Emmanuel, director of ISG Asia Pacific, in Singapore. “This is made possible in part by private and hybrid/multi-cloud providers.”
There has been an increasing demand for cloud products and services in the region as a result of a number of IT trends, according to a report. Platforms that use AI and machine learning to automate cloud operations are increasingly becoming popular with both service providers and their customers.
Sustainability initiatives by the public and private sectors in Singapore are influencing the decisions of corporations about data centre locations, energy sources, and service providers. Security, network latency, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications are all being addressed by edge computing.
Only a few cloud service providers offer coverage in both nations because of legislative, cultural, and geopolitical considerations. Complex collaborations for national coverage, global connection, and scalability are expected to be accelerated by providers. Aside from Kuala Lumpur and the Cyberjaya sector, other Malaysian locations with low-cost, reliable electricity and close proximity to Singapore are projected to see an increase in the number of data centres built.
Technology unemployment in Singapore and Malaysia has fallen to or near record lows, and immigration has been curtailed as a result of COVID-19, a research states. Investing in automation and rethinking how to address the skills gap will be necessary to combat this challenge.
Other regional themes discussed in the research include the fierce competition in the managed services sector, the growing importance of physical security standards, and the continued relevance of colocation services.
An evaluation of 32 service providers is made in the 2022 ISG Provider LensTM Next-Gen Private/Hybrid Cloud — Data Centre Services & Solutions report for Singapore and Malaysia.
Singtel and Telekom Malaysia are ranked as Leaders in all three quadrants of the survey. ‘ Two leaders in each of the four quadrants are Fujitsu, Kyndryl and NTT DATA, and the other leaders are Accenture, Atos, HCL, Infosys, Starhub, Telstra & Wipro.
ISG’s definition of a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” includes Equinix and Telstra in one quadrant each.
It is possible to acquire the 2022 ISG Provider LensTM Next-Gen Private/Hybrid Cloud—Data Centre Services & Solutions study for Singapore and Malaysia on this website for a fee.