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    Quick poll: interest level for Servers in China, HK, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Japan

    Hi, all,

    I have a network of partners to setup dedi servers in data centers in above locations.

    I'm wondering if there is enough demands for that, before I develop the services.

    Thanks for the insights in advance

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    Well, there is a lot of demand of servers in China as we serve this market, however due to the requirements in China we have to turn down most of the inquiries. From a foreign user perspective, a server in China can only be used for non-web applications such as monitoring, backups etc. Hosting a website is not an option.

    Hong Kong and Singapore have traditionally been among the top Asian hubs for hosting/colocation so I guess the demand should be there.
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    Singapore is often asked.

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    Lots of foreign companies hosted their sites in China. So I'm surprised to hear that hosting is only for non-web application. Is there any way to work around that?

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    There is a strong interest - I've had an interest in the Asia market; but due to traffic prices it simply isn't a viable option for most people yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by planet2scuba View Post
    Lots of foreign companies hosted their sites in China. So I'm surprised to hear that hosting is only for non-web application. Is there any way to work around that?
    Once the infrastructure in Asia improves significantly, costs of traffic will go down and then Asia will be a great market.

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    Yes. The bandwidth costs a lot more in AP. Most servers share 100M switch ports, to minimize the cost.

    However, with the growing local markets, overseas companies increasingly have to find a way to reach Asian customers with their web presence locally. Hence my interest to explore this business. I do have some potentially lesser expensive bandwidth options for markets such as China.

    Let me know if anyone is interested in exploring this idea jointly.

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    +1 for Singapore ..
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    I am looking for a server in HK right now - Since I cant really find anything I will be one of your first customers if you offer great service!

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    -1 for Korea. The laws are so ridiculous right now. Though, they're currently discussing drawing back some of their totalitarian laws. If I have people in Korea to serve, I get a server in Japan instead.

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    Hi, Kiteplans, what kind of server do you need? do you have regular needs on that?

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    I'm sure there's a lot of interest in Asian servers, but when that interest meets up with the high prices for bandwidth, generally poor interconnections between Asian countries, and often unfriendly legal situations for hosting, there's a lot of desire for servers but understandably much less actual activity. If these problems could be resolved, then there would definitely be an explosion of hosting in the region, but that's really outside of the control of a hosting provider. Even with these problems it's going to be a growing market, but the question of whether you can take advantage of that growth or not is an open question.
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    Thanks for all the good feedbacks. Very much what I suspected.

    Will explore this in next 2-3 months, and keep everyone posted!

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    Price, quality and sound regulations, that's what most peopel should look for.

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    We will work on price, quality with our local partners, but sound regulation will only come with time.

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    I say Japan or Korea.

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