Equinix -- a global interconnection and data centre company -- recently announced that it has been the provider of colocation services for Ascendas-Singbridge, since this February.
Ascendas-Singbridge, a provider of sustainable urban and business space solutions in Asia, previously relied on an on-premise data centre. However, the company decided to outsource its data centre functions due to changes in office locations.
Equinix was selected as a preliminary total cost of ownership (TCO) exercise demonstrated that it was more cost-effective for Ascendas-Singbridge to leverage Equinix's carrier-neutral data centre than maintaining its own data centre.
Besides colocation, Ascendas-Singbridge also needed a more agile network infrastructure that could meet its future connectivity demands. With Equinix, Ascendas-Singbridge can now seamlessly connect to more than 200 network providers to benefit from reduced bandwidth costs, lower latency and overall improved network performance.
"As our business continues to scale, we foresee higher connectivity requirements. Outsourcing to Equinix provides us with a more cost-effective approach to our current [and future] colocation and disaster recovery needs," said Yeap Chin Boon, vice president, Group Information Management & Technology, Ascendas-Singbridge.
Ascendas-Singbridge's primary production site currently resides in Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre, SG3, with its Disaster Recovery site housed in the SG2 facility. According to Equinix, its facilities have a track record of a global average uptime fo more than 99.9999 percent, setting the standard for operational reliability.
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