To keep up with the strong demand for managed hosting and cloud solutions in Asia, we’re happy to announce that we’re expanding our presence in Singapore! This expansion will allow us to better serve not only the Singapore market, but also the extended Asia community including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Our Singapore expansion includes a new 1,800 square foot private datacenter suite near Singapore’s Changi Airport, acquired from global telecommunications provider KDDI. This extra datacenter space will allow us to provision 2,000 additional servers and will also strengthen our services offering with redundancy, disaster recovery, co-location and security-enhanced hosting options.
We’re also really excited that this facility will serve as a hub for our new dark fiber ring. The dark fiber ring will connect Equinix (SG1), the KDDI facility and other major carrier hotels including Global Switch and Keppel Digihub. It will be lit with 80x10G waves of capacity and will provide fully diverse paths that allow for non-disruptive future capacity upgrades.
As you can see, the new data center is coming along nicely (with the signature Voxel orange walls already in place). We’re planning on activating the new facility early Q4 2011, and we’ll be sure to let you know when that happens!