Why You Should Choose Singapore Data Centers

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Singapore Data Centers

Singapore is a small country, but it is home to one of its largest data centre colocation providers. Moreover, it is strategically positioned in Southeast Asia, making it the best site to establish a data centre. Equinix saw the potential in Singapore, and Singapore Data Centers and now it is home to five data centres and the Asia-Pacific Network Operation Center (NOC) at Ayer Rajah.

In addition, the Singapore IBX (International Business Exchange) data centre offers access to many regional and international networks, including peering points of one of the world’s 3 GRX (GPRS Roaming Exchange). 

In 2013, the InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) announced that the country would be home to the first neutral Peering Point for GRX. This move made Singapore the key exchange point for GPRS roaming services and traffic in the region. 

This was a landmark move in the hopes of enhancing the global GRX infrastructure. Furthermore, it enables the mobile community worldwide to deliver GPRS roaming services efficiently and timely.

As of 2020, the Singapore data centres are business hubs for more than 600 companies. In addition, customers can now choose from a wide range of network services because there are more than 200 providers currently in the market.

There is a dense concentration of the following industries in Singapore:

  • financial services
  • cloud services
  • biomedical sciences
  • IT
  • communications
  • media
  • physical sciences
  • engineering

You can access this rich industry ecosystem through Equinix’s colocation facilities. These facilities enable customers and partners to interconnect daily in their digital supply chain.

The Singapore International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres and Singapore Data Centers consist of four buildings. There are more than 468,000 square feet of colocation space. The newest data centre will provide customers with an ideal location for deploying colocation on Singapore’s east side.

In addition, each data centre has met rigorous environmental and energy management standards set by the government of Singapore. SG1, SG2 and SG3 received the following certifications:

  • SOC 1 Type II
  • SOC 2 Type II
  • ISO 27001
  • PCI DDS
  • ISO 22301
  • SS 564
  • TVRA
  • OSPAR

The SG1 facility is BCA-IDA Green Mark certified. The SG2 and SG3 facilities received the GoldPLUS and Platinum awards, respectively. On the other hand, SG4 received the following certifications:

  • SOC 1 Type II
  • SOC 2 Type II
  • ISO 27001
  • PCI DDS
  • SS 564

In addition, SG5 received two certifications:

  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 22301

Furthermore, Singapore is also home to one of Equinix’s Solution Validation Centers. This is where customers can test and implement their rollouts for data centres, IT infrastructure, network, and cloud to reduce the risk during production and maximize their return on investment. 

Here are the industry-specific benefits of using Equinix:

  • Network Service Providers

There are more than 200 network providers under Equinix, making it the most network data-dense centre provider. In addition, it’s home to one of the world’s top internet peering exchanges. It also offers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Office465, Google Cloud Interconnect, Azure ExpressRoute through the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric.

  • Enterprises

It provides direct on-demand access to multiple cloud providers and networks. Moreover, its Performance Hub offers secure and highly reliable connectivity among its 210 network service providers and 190 cloud and IT service providers. 

  • Cloud and IT Services

They offer so many business opportunities with more than 65 content and digital media providers, and they can connect to more than 695 customers, partners and network and internet service providers. In addition, through the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric, providers can easily and quickly access services globally.

  • Content and Digital Media

They are interconnected with more than 210 network service providers and more than 65 content and digital providers giving them access to various Content Digital Media ecosystems such as CDN networks, advertising exchange and e-commerce platforms. 

  • Financial Services

They have access to more than 210 network providers giving them considerable leverage in having access to the services offered by the financial community and ecosystem.

There are so many connectivity options through Equinix, and you can view details of their virtual private server and dedicated server options online.

Conclusion

Equinix provides excellent security and power redundancy in all of its Singapore Data Centers. In addition, cages are built to withstand natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons. These preventive and protective architectural measures provide greater assurance in terms of the reliability of the infrastructure. 

It avoids disruptions in the operations of various enterprises, and it reduces the likelihood of connectivity going down. 

Suppose you want to connect to one of the most network dense data centre providers in Southeast Asia for example. 

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