Cloud Passports: Why These APAC Markets Are Perfectly Positioned for the Cloud


Planning a cloud deployment can be confusing enough at home, but overseas deployments confront different regulations, cultural intricacies, and varying levels of infrastructure.

These handy booklets help simplify cloud planning in key markets in Asia Pacific.



Planning a cloud deployment can be confusing enough at home, but overseas deployments confront different regulations, cultural intricacies, and varying levels of infrastructure.

These handy booklets help simplify cloud planning in key markets in Asia Pacific. New South Wales, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. 

The Draw of New South Wales

Figuratively speaking, New South Wales (NSW) is sitting on extremely rich land. Boasting a GDP of $476 billion, NSW is Australia's largest state economy, with 31% of the nation's $1.5 trillion GDP. 

Companies looking to tap into a growing economy in the explosive Asia-Pacific region will find New South Wales' multicultural talent pool, Western business practices and solid infrastructure an accommodating place to start.

Download the New South Wales Passport

The Appeal of Singapore

The World Bank has named Singapore as the easiest place in the world to do business--and consistently ranks it as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. That, combined with a skilled workforce, low tax rates and advanced infrastructure, means Singapore isn't lacking in foreign investment. Add a government supportive of technology and advancement, and a location that provides easy access to the rest of Southeast Asia, and Singapore becomes quite an ideal destination for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).

Download the Singapore Passport

The Power of China's Potential

It has the largest number of active cell phones, at 1.23 billion, as well as the most Internet and broadband users in the world. If that isn’t reason enough to enter into the Chinese market, consider this: China has a massive population that’s eager for new technology, as well as an economy that is growing quickly and consistently. Its government is helping that happen, with plans to invest $323 billion by 2020 to improve the country’s broadband infrastructure and take nearly the entire population online. This means the potential is extraordinary for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), although those attempting to do business in China should do so cautiously and understand possible pitfalls.

Download the China Passport

Opportunities Abound in Japan

It has one of the most advanced infrastructures in the world. Combine that with high levels of technology adoption, modern laws and a commitment to continue growing that infrastructure, and Japan offers no shortage of opportunities for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). In fact, it’s already hosting notable cloud companies, including AWS, NetApp and Box.

Download the Japan Passport

Hong Kong: A Mature Market

Hong Kong is the third most important international financial center, after London and New York. Home to one of the greatest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region, this bustling business center is an established and welcoming market for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) looking to expand their global reach. Strategically located in the center of Asia, Hong Kong is ready for business with advanced infrastructure and some of the highest Internet and mobile adoption in the world.

Download the Hong Kong Passport

 

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