New Market Spotlight from DC Byte Unveils Osaka’s Allure as a Data Centre Frontier

August 22, 2023

LONDON (Aug. 22, 2023) — The global data centre landscape is experiencing a shift, and all eyes are turning to Osaka, Japan, as the next epicentre of data centre innovation. The highly anticipated Osaka Market Spotlight report, released by DC Byte, a leading provider of global data centre intelligence, reveals Osaka’s swift ascent as a captivating emerging data centre market.

Osaka has burst onto the data centre scene with an impressive 677MW of total IT supply. This cements its position as the second largest secondary market in the Asia-Pacific region by Live IT, setting the stage for lucrative opportunities. Major industry players such as ESR Group, Colt DCS, Vantage Data Centers, and others offer a thriving supply ecosystem, propelling Osaka’s supply growth. Central Osaka’s rise, which boasts a remarkable 171MW increase in recent years, indicates a strategic shift towards scalable and innovative data centre developments.

Other Key Highlights:

  • Global Competition: Osaka surpasses even Jakarta’s primary market in terms of qualified IT (Live + U/C + Committed), signifying readiness to compete on a global scale. 
  • Hyperscale Goldmine: Osaka’s hyperscale demand has surged with a remarkable 45% CAGR from 2020 to 2023, positioning Osaka as a goldmine of opportunity.

“Examining Osaka’s dynamic data centre market, our research reveals a landscape ripe with potential,” said James Murphy, APAC Managing Director. “Osaka’s rapid emergence as a data centre hub presents a remarkable opportunity for industry stakeholders. As Osaka’s star continues to rise on the data centre horizon, the Osaka Market Spotlight offers a comprehensive analysis of the city’s ecosystem.”

From supply growth and international interest to the strategic initiatives driving the city’s data centre landscape, the report unveils a variety of insights that industry stakeholders can leverage to make informed decisions in this rapidly evolving sector. Read the full report here.