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STT GDC strikes co-location partnership with Singapore Internet Exchange
- 19 July, 2018 09:30
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has entered into a partnership with Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) to launch a SGIX point-of-presence (PoP) in the co-location facility, STT Tai Seng 1.
STT Tai Seng 1 is located in eastern Singapore, and hosts network service providers, digital media and content providers and submarine cable systems, serving Singapore and Asia Pacific markets.
“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,” said Patrick Scodeller, chairman of SGIX.
"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."
There are a number of benefits for the customers of STT GDC in having SGIX presence in STT Tai Seng 1, according to Scodeller.
For a start, the customers will now be able to peer with its members benefitting from improved traffic routing performance and reduced internet traffic exchange costs.
"Efficient and reliable network connectivity is now a vital business driver, as sluggish speeds and downtimes can quickly result in financial and reputational losses,” said Chris Street, group CMO of STT GDC.
"The advent of latest technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) further escalates the critical need for reliable and efficient data flows.
"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."
SGIX is an open and neutral Internet exchange in Singapore with close to 100 members comprising global carriers, internet service providers, content and social networking services, gaming and technology companies, and content delivery networks.
SGIX’s services are now available to STT GDC’s customers across its six data centre facilities in Singapore through metro links.