The opening of Interoute VDC in Singapore is the second in Asia, following the opening of the Interoute VDC Hong Kong zone in 2014, and provides the region with in-region resilience on Interoute’s high performance cloud platform and global network.
With Gartner estimating Enterprise IT Spending in Southeast Asia to reach $62bn by 2018, Singapore is a key market for ICT infrastructure. Cloud computing is a huge investment area for the region as it looks to fulfil its ‘Smart Nation Vision’. By harnessing ICT, networks and data, the Smart Nation vision aims to support better living, create more opportunities, and support stronger communities within the region.
Singapore is also an important gateway to Asia Pacific for the UK and global markets. The country is home to over 30,000 British nationals, over 700 British companies and billions of pounds of UK investment. It is vital therefore, that this presence and investment is supported by a high performance platform local to the area to enhance competitiveness of key economic sectors and build a well connected society.
Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO, commented, ‘Increasingly, businesses see the world as a global market where digital applications and services can be consumed anywhere, any time. With the addition of VDC Singapore (the 16th zone in our global networked cloud) customers can now place applications and data in close proximity to users in Singapore. Businesses running applications in the Interoute cloud continue to benefit from the ultra low latency network speeds of a local cloud, ensuring users get the best possible experience from a global cloud.’