Keppel Data Centres Holding (KDCH), a 70-30 joint venture company between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation and Keppel Land, has partnered with the Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) to enhance network connectivity in Singapore. Under the terms outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two parties, SGIX has set up its point of presence (PoP) within Keppel DC Singapore 1 in Northeast Singapore.
This partnership increases SGIX Internet peering points in Singapore to four, boosting its service coverage across the country. Customers of Keppel Data Centres that connect to SGIX stand to enjoy reduced latency and lower operating costs from the streamlining of Internet connections. They will also benefit from the high-speed extensive global interconnectivity afforded by the international and regional services providers that are currently peered with SGIX. The peering platform in Keppel DC Singapore 1 was completed in October 2017.
Mr. Patrick Scodeller, Chairman of SGIX said: “The objective of SGIX is to promote efficient interconnectivity for the Internet in Singapore by providing a carrier-neutral peering point for Internet traffic exchange. As SGIX has grown rapidly in tandem with the ever increasing demand for higher bandwidth and better performance, we are consistently seeking new opportunities to expand our service coverage across the country. Through this partnership with Keppel Data Centres, SGIX will add value to Keppel’s existing suite of data centre services while increasing the overall membership base for SGIX.”
Mr Wong Wai Meng, CEO of Keppel Data Centres, said, “Keppel Data Centres has been developing top-tier, investment-grade data centre facilities for more than a decade now. We understand that speed, accessibility and resiliency of connections are priorities for many of our valued customers as businesses shift to the cloud. We are pleased to partner with SGIX and continuously value-add to our next-generation data centre service offerings in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation push.”
In pursuit of achieving Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, the upgrading of hosting services and delivery of next-generation data centres were identified as key areas of ICT development by the Info-communications Media Development Authority in 2016. These include colocation, virtualised hosting as well as high-capacity software-defined networks, among others.