Question about co-lo in APAC region

Rafael Possamai rafael at
Wed May 6 19:39:54 UTC 2015

Personal opinion: developing countries tend to have unstable utility
service (power is what matters here), so your DC of choice in India should
be Tier 4 preferably, which are hard to find and really expensive. Budget
allowing, I'd stick to Hong Kong, Shangai or Singapore as you mentioned
initially. These cities have pretty large financial services industries
(which rely heavily on IT & telco in general) and large companies like
Equinix/Digital Realty have already done the heavy lifting for you in terms
of scoping a good location for an APAC datacenter.

On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 11:28 AM, c b <bz_siege_01 at> wrote:

> This is a pre-project discovery question... any help would be greatly
> appreciated.
> We have upcoming partnerships (opportunities) in APAC. The original plan
> was to place the hub in Singapore. Just weeks before everyone was ready to
> begin the RFP, it turns out that one of our partner businesses owns a Co-Lo
> in India. Not sure what the name or the size of this business is yet. While
> it would be nice to take advantage of this, we have potential partnerships
> in China and other areas of APAC in development... we are hesitating to put
> our APAC hub in India just based on latency and where the undersea cables
> run.
> So, I'm reaching out to NANOG... some of you guys have either worked with
> businesses (or work in provider space) in both India and Singapore (and
> elsewhere, such as Japan). Is there a clear reason to use/not-use India as
> a hub? What would the pros/cons be? Is there a clear advantage to using
> Singapore as we originally planned?
> Again, we appreciate the feedback.
> LFoD

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