More connectivity for the Keppel facilities
Keppel Data Centres Holdings, a subsidiary of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T) has chosen Epsilon to deliver local access networks in Singapore, as well as IP transit services and global connectivity.
Keppel Data Centres Holdings was formed in January 2011 as a 70-30 joint venture between Keppel T&T and Keppel Land to consolidate their data center assets, according to a report on The Business Times. Epsilon is a global communications service provider with local fiber infrastructure running between various data center and enterprise locations in Singapore – and to its global network.
Keppel data center in Singapore
Source: Keppel DC REIT
New fiber infrastructure
The development comes in the wake of a recent announcement by Epsilon about its roll-out of new fiber infrastructure in Singapore in its bid to strengthen its local reach for cloud and communications service provider customers in the Asia Pacific.
Jerzy Szlosarek, the chief operating officer at Epsilon told DCD at that time that his company’s network in Singapore offers 100G dark fiber connectivity and is currently based on a ring topology with full street and building entry diversity. He also revealed that plans are afoot for a mesh network in the future.
“Singapore is one of the world’s largest cloud hubs and we are proud to support the local and international growth of Keppel Data Centres’ customers,” said Szlosarek in a statement on the Keppel data centre announcement. “Our network IaaS is an ideal match for data centre providers who want to efficiently expand their network footprint with a model that is as flexible and agile as the cloud services they support.”
“Beyond providing just data centre colocation services, we are exploring more ways to add value and further support our customers’ businesses,” according to Thomas Pang, chief executive officer of Keppel T&T. “Organizations today need flexible, proven and secure infrastructure to run their enterprise applications and solutions.”
“By offering network infrastructure as a service, our clients will enjoy enhanced connectivity and flexibility when they need to incorporate cloud infrastructure to scale up quickly,” said Pang.