StarHub has partnered with AirTrunk to provide data centre services in Singapore as part of plans to capitalise on the market potential of 5G and digital technologies.
The alliance will see the homegrown telecommunications giant offer services from AirTrunk’s new 60-megawatt hyper-scale data centre campus in Loyang, under the banner of AirTrunk SGP1.
The StarHub Data Centre @ Loyang facility is scheduled to be in service by mid-2020 and will offer a "full suite" of round-the-clock technology and connectivity solutions to customers.
“We are excited that through our partnership with AirTrunk, the benefits of the hyper-scale data centre campus will be made available to our corporate customers, including optimising energy efficiency to lower their operational cost and reducing their corporate carbon footprints,” said Arthur Tang, head of Enterprise Business Group, StarHub.
“With 5G expected to be available in Singapore from next year, we envisage the proliferation of new services through 5G’s mobile edge computing and campus networking capabilities. As such, we believe our customers will demand even more of such hyper-scale data centre services to support their business innovations.”
Tang said the move is critical in meeting the increased demands of enterprises and hyper-scalers in Singapore, such as e-gaming, e-sports and e-commerce providers.
The facility will enter the market as "carrier-neutral", housing the ability to interconnect to the public cloud providers onsite at AirTrunk SGP1. The campus is also "strategically located" close to the Changi North Cable Landing Station, which serves as a gateway for several major submarine cables that bridge Singapore to the rest of the world.
“AirTrunk is pleased to welcome StarHub and its customers into our state-of-the-art hyper-scale data centre in Loyang, Singapore,” added Michael Juniper, deputy CEO of AirTrunk. “StarHub will play an important role in AirTrunk’s cloud ecosystem, allowing StarHub’s customers the ability to directly connect to key public cloud nodes.”
The campus is expected to achieve the Building and Construction Authority Green Mark Platinum certification and industry-low power usage effectiveness (PUE), alongside meeting security requirements including ISO 27001, PCI-DSS and Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA), as set by the Monetary Authority of Singapore for all Singapore-based financial institutions.
AirTrunk is a specialist hyper-scale data centre specialist that serves cloud, content and telecommunications providers across Asia Pacific.