KVH pours $100m in HK and Singapore data centers

KVH pours $100m in HK and Singapore data centers

Computerworld Hong Kong staff  |   April 24, 2013
Computerworld Hong Kong
Tokyo-based data center service provider KVH last week announced to invest more than $100 million in its data centers and service infrastructure in Hong Kong and Singapore over the next five years.
These data center expansions are aimed at addressing the increasing demand in Japan and Asia Pacific for data centers and public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) services.
The company has just opened two new Tier III+ data centers in the two markets -- KVH Singapore Data Center 1 (SGDC1) and KVH Hong Kong Data Center 1 (HKDC1) -- offering a range of co-location, managed IT, and cloud services, as well as connectivity to KVH's pan-Asian ultra low latency network spanning 11 financial centers.

KVH SGDC1offers retail co-location and managed IT services and is in close proximity to Singapore's central financial district. The facility is ISMS and ISO-compliant and offers power redundancy. KVH HKDC1, provided in partnership with HKColo, offers co-location and managed IT services. KVH HKDC1 will provide low latency electronic trading strategies, including those of the high-frequency trading (HFT) industry.

"The Hong Kong facility is strategically located adjacent to the Hong Kong Exchanges (HKEx) to provide financial services customers with optimal HKEx proximity hosting and co-location services," said KVH's COO Kenji Hioki.

KVH also announced to extend the KVH public cloud services (IaaS) platform to reach 10 sites throughout Asia and Europe in partnership with UK-based Colt Technology Services.
These new public cloud service offerings will enable users to remotely deploy and manage compute, storage, and network resources located in dedicated Colt and KVH data center facilities in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland with any device.
Asia Cloud Forum contributed to the reporting.


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