1-Net connects data centres in Asia


8 May 2015

1-Net, a MediaCorp enterprise, has announced its enhanced data centre connectivity network in Singapore with Epsilon and KVH, as part of its strategy to interconnect data centres in Asia.

The collaboration allows 1-Net’s customers to connect 14 key data centres at either a 1G or 10G capacity to drive more business transactions across multiple data centres in Singapore.

According to 1-Net, this interconnected data centre network with Epsilon and KVH will allow customers to drive better business performance through a “Data centre Corridor”.

The data centre interconnectivity, 1-Net said, will allow its customers to operate, or “peer”, between the data centres to facilitate the creation of new business models, enabling them to position themselves as partners or intermediaries that offer services to their partners.

The benefits of having an interconnected data centre network, the company said, are the low latency and availability of high bandwidth for transferring extremely large files. Customers, it said, will benefit from lower latency and the ability to connect to network providers, cloud and application providers, as well as content distributors at a lower cost.

“With the data centre corridor, our customers will be able to leverage the connectivity to other data centres in Singapore and the rest of Asia as they look to expand their business operations in the region, offering them greater flexibility, resiliency and cost reduction,” said Wong Ka Vin, managing director of 1-Net.

This collaboration follows a partnership, in November 2014, between 1-Net, TCCT and UIH in Thailand to enable connectivity between Singapore and Thailand. Moving forward, the company said it will establish more connectivity partnerships to interconnect the data centres in the region.