1-Net Connects Data Centres in Asia To Drive Business Transformation
SINGAPORE, 7 MAY 2015 – 1-Net today announced its enhanced data centre connectivity network in Singapore with Epsilon and KVH, as part of its strategy to interconnect data centres in Asia. The collaboration allows 1-Net’s customers to connect 14 key data centres at either a 1G or 10G capacity to drive more business transactions across multiple data centres in Singapore. This also provides customers with more connectivity options and diversified routes between selected data centres.
This interconnected data centre network with Epsilon and KVH will allow customers to drive better business performance through a “Data Centre Corridor”. With this, customers will benefit from lower latency and the ability to connect to network providers, Cloud and application providers, as well as content distributors at a lower cost.
Driving Connectivity for a Digitised Economy
The data centre interconnectivity will allow 1-Net’s customers to operate, or “peer”, between the data centres to facilitate the creation of new business models, enabling them to position themselves as partners or intermediaries that offer services to their partners. The benefits of having an interconnected data centre network are the low latency and availability of high bandwidth for transferring extremely large files. For instance, most financial services enterprises use low latency connections to ensure high speeds in executing transactions.
Increased consumption of data and growing demand for third-party services is driving revenue growth in Asia Pacific, and there is expected to be a US$53.4 billion opportunity in the data centre and Cloud services space by 2018. This interconnected data centre network through the data centre corridor will also address demands from the increasingly digitised economy, enabling large data transfers between the different data centres.
“We are happy to announce the expansion of our data centre network with Epsilon and KVH. With the data centre corridor, our customers will be able to leverage the connectivity to other data centres in Singapore and the rest of Asia as they look to expand their business operations in the region, offering them greater flexibility, resiliency and cost reduction, ” said Mr. Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director of 1-Net.
Building on 1-Net’s Data Centre Corridor Vision
This collaboration builds on 1-Net’s vision to create a high-speed Data Centre Corridor through the interconnectivity of data centres in Asia, to enable businesses to access domestic and international markets more rapidly. In November 2014, 1-Net announced a partnership with UIH in Thailand to enable connectivity between Singapore and Thailand. Moving forward, 1-Net will establish more connectivity partnerships to interconnect the data centres in the region.
1-Net North, an upcoming data centre by 1-Net, was also announced in June 2014 and will be completed in early 2016. The facility will be Singapore’s first data centre to be certified with Tier III standards for Tier Certification of Design Documents and Tier Certification of Constructed Facility by Uptime Institute, an independent data centre research, education, and consulting organisation.
1-Net is fast transforming itself into Asia’s Data Center of Choice. As a pioneer in broadband development in Singapore, 1-Net currently manages telco-class carrier-neutral Internet Data Centers, along with providing domestic and international connectivity, managed services and media delivery services. 1-Net offers superior stability, secure delivery and service experience through its services. 1-Net is uniquely positioned in Southeast Asia with a comprehensive range of integrated services, using a media-centric approach to bring cutting edge solutions to its customers.
1-Net is a MediaCorp enterprise. MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), including online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast. Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.