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STT GDC signs deal with SGIX to host services in data center

16 Jul 18

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has announced a partnership deal with Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX).

The two companies will work together to enhance Singapore’s internet interconnectivity with the launch of a SGIX point of presence (PoP) in STT Tai Seng 1, a colocation data center that currently hosts network service providers, digital media and content providers, and submarine cable systems.

SGIX is an open and neutral internet exchange with almost 100 members that are made up of global carriers, internet service providers, content and social networking, among others. Its services have now been made available to STT GDC customers across the company’s six data centers within Singapore through metro links.

The STT Tai Seng 1 data center is located in eastern Singapore and provides services for the Singapore and wider Asia Pacific markets.

According to the two companies, SGIX’s presence in the STT GDC data center will enable customers to peer with its members while taking  advantage of improved traffic routing performance and reduced internet exchange costs.

“SGIX continues to strive and promote efficient exchange of Internet traffic with the objective of lowering interconnectivity costs and improving our peering members’ network performance,” says SGIX chairman Patrick Scodeller.

“We are pleased to partner STT GDC, one of the global leaders in the data centre industry by extending our service coverage into one of its carrier-neutral data centre in Singapore, STT Tai Seng 1. This exciting partnership re-iterates our ongoing effort in bringing cost efficient Internet peering services across the country.”

STT GDC group chief marketing officer Chris Street shares these sentiments.

“Efficient and reliable network connectivity is now a vital business driver, as sluggish speeds and downtimes can quickly result in financial and reputational losses. The advent of latest technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AIT) further escalates the critical need for reliable and efficient data flows,” says Street.

“With the addition of SGIX’s PoP in STT Tai Seng 1, our customers can now gain more quality network options and accelerated business interactions to our customers within a state-of-the-art infrastructure and scalable platform equipped for their businesses today and tomorrow.”

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