How to invest in the growth of data across Asia

EXS Capital has found a niche in Asia’s booming new economy – as a landlord of the cloud. The fund has raised $200m from Bain Capital Credit to buy data centres.

By 2021, people in the Asia-Pacific region will use twice as much mobile data per month than North Americans and Western Europeans combined, according to US IT hardware firm Cisco.

The widespread adoption of cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and big data analytics will together create a vast, unprecedented cornucopia of data. But where will it all be stored 

“In the cloud” is rather a deceptive answer as the data is kept in non-descript storehouses called data centres that keep servers sitting on racks safe and cool.

“Data centres are literally the real estate on which the cloud lives,” said...

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