Singapore – July 7, 2017 – Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, has clinched the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Wholesale Colocation Data Centre Service Provider of the Year Award.

The award was presented to Digital Realty executives at the annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards banquet, held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore on July 6.

Yu Xuan Ng, Industry Analyst, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific says, "In recording significant revenue growth in 2016, Digital Realty continues to lead the Asia Pacific wholesale colocation market. Digital Realty demonstrates a strong commitment to diversifying its service offerings beyond space and power. It partnered with Megaport Ltd in 2016 to launch Service Exchange, an interconnection platform that facilitates connections with multiple cloud service providers, telecommunications providers, and other customers, which is key to facilitating the vendor’s transition toward adding greater value beyond its core wholesale colocation leasing business.”

The data centre service provider has been growing its footprint in the region, “Digital Realty is also expanding its geographical presence in Asia Pacific as evident from the launch of its second Singapore data centre at 3 Loyang Way in June 2016.” Ng adds. Digital Realty also launched its first facility in Osaka, Japan this year, now operating eight data centres in total across the Asia Pacific region.

“We are honored to receive the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Wholesale Colocation Data Centre Service Provider of the Year award. This is a recognition for our efforts in the industry and across the region,” said Edward Higase, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty. “Businesses of all sizes still require infrastructure that remains under their direct control, but often lack the resources to build and manage their own premises. At the same time, they need flexibility and scalability to grow their infrastructure quickly based on business demands to support new services. We are therefore driven in providing the best of all worlds to our clients. Asia Pacific will continue to experience tremendous growth in the digital space for years to come and we will need to expand our offerings to meet this growing customer demand. This award motivates us to continue to serve businesses with only the very best facilities and services for their critical data storage and processing requirements.” he adds.

The recipients of the annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards were identified based on an in-depth research conducted by Frost & Sullivan's analysts. The award categories offered each year are carefully reviewed and evaluated to reflect the current market landscape and include new emerging trends. Digital Realty was evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators such as revenue and revenue growth; data centre footprint and floor space; key achievements and initiatives; and competitive strengths.

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Digital Realty supports the data centre, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centres located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.  For more information visit
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