1-Net extends collaboration with BT on data center offerings
This collaboration enables BT to extend their data center offerings with 1-Net’s latest Uptime Institute certified Tier III data center
Singapore, 4 June 2015
1-Net today announced an agreement with BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. 1-Net will work with BT to offer data center services to their global customers at 1-Net North, an upcoming data center targeted to be operational by the first quarter of 2016. The agreement also creates an opportunity for 1-Net customers to leverage BT’s City Fibre Network, which provides wider network coverage across different data centers regionally.
1-Net North will be Southeast Asia’s first Tier III data center to be certified for Tier Certification of Design Documents and Tier Certification of Constructed Facility by Uptime Institute. The 5-storey purpose-built and mission-critical facilities are specifically designed to meet the stringent safety and data security guidelines of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).Itwill include advanced security features, 24/7 secured access control, perimeter fencing and bomb blast proof concrete wall. All mission critical systems within the facilities are configured to facilitate concurrent repair, maintenance and even replacement without disruption to essential business operations.
1-Net North Data Center: Built for the digital economy
1-Net North comes as a timely solution to Singapore’s needs, as we look to welcome the next wave of Internet users in this growing digital economy. As we evolve the way we live, work and play, Singapore will need to continue to innovate and maintain high levels of digital transactions, supported by reliable infrastructure and innovations in the data center space. This also builds on 1-Net’s Data Center Corridor vision, where 1-Net customers can drive better business performance through an interconnected data center network that is built for an increasingly digitized economy. This will enable enterprise customers to transfer large amount of data between different data centers, not only in Singapore but also in the region.
“We look forward to further extending our collaboration with 1-Net. Highly secure and resilient data centers lie at the heart of our Cloud of Clouds vision, helping our customers takes advantage of the flexibility and cost efficiency Cloud offers. At BT, we go one step further by combining our network infrastructure and Cloud services with our expertise and know how, providing customers with end-to-end solutions to help them succeed in the global marketplace,” said Wong Wai Meng, Vice President, BT Advise, Asia, Middle East & Africa at BT Global Services.
“Together with BT, we have seen a great opportunity to deepen our business relationship, and we are glad that BT has selected 1-Net as their partner to expand their data center offerings in Asia. We’ve spoken to both potential and existing customers in the market, and recognize the need for a higher density deployment in a highly secured data center; 1-Net North is designed and built to address this demand which is lacking in the market now. Over the past few months, we have made several announcements on our Data Center Corridor vision, which is aligned with BT’s strategy to connect data centers in cities regionally. This will strengthen our connectivity efforts to attract more customers to 1-Net North,” said Mr. Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director of 1-Net.
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