Chinese software and Internet service company Kingsoft Cloud Holdings has selected the Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Singapore to expand into Southeast Asia.
According to the Global Mobile Consumer Survey, published by Deloitte, mobile application usage such as social networking, messaging, and gaming, is increasingly popular within Southeast Asia. By strategically deploying its network into Equinix Singapore’s carrier-neutral Internet hub – Asia-Pacific’s network hub, Kingsoft Cloud is able to bring an improved connectivity infrastructure closer to Southeast Asia users for an enhanced mobile application performance experience.
Offering cloud-based hosting, storage and database services, Kingsoft Cloud is the main cloud service provider in mainland China to Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi. It provides a bulk of the cloud storage on Xiaomi’s operating system that has helped the company serve its rapidly growing customer base both in China and in the world.
With the increasing mobile adoption and usage in the Southeast Asia region, Kingsoft Cloud has selected Equinix’s Singapore facilities to reduce network costs and enhance user experience by bringing its cloud infrastructure closer to users in the region and interconnecting with multiple Internet Service Providers.
Equinix’s data center campus in Singapore is the most network-dense across the Asia-Pacific region, housing many of the international and regional networks connecting South Asia. Together with a wide portfolio of interconnection solutions, the campus offers a private, secure, and highly reliable environment for Internet servers and telecommunication equipment, essential for the continuous operations of applications and business operations.
Kingsoft Cloud’s move to expand in Southeast Asia is in line with the forecast of the Global Interconnection Index, published by Equinix. The Index anticipates more than fourfold growth in Asia-Pacific’s Interconnection Bandwidth, reaching 1,120 Tbps by 2020, with cloud and IT services alone expected to increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 42%.