Equinix datacentre backs DigitalOcean’s Asia Pacific push

Summary:Equinix’s International Business Exchange datacentre infrastructure in Singapore is backing DigitalOcean’s push into the Asia Pacific region.

Cloud services provider startup, DigitalOcean, has made the move to Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre infrastructure in Singapore as part of its push into the Asia Pacific region.

According to the interconnection and datacentre provider, the new Singapore deployment will allow DigitalOcean to provide its existing customers with greater access to the Asian market and offer its cloud hosting services to the growing developer community in the region.

"With our rapidly growing customer base, it is critical that we are able to effectively meet increasing demand for capacity in a timely manner, without compromising on quality of service," said DigitalOcean's chief marketing officer and founder, Mitch Wainer.

"Deploying in the Equinix IBX datacantre in Singapore not only allows us to continue providing the highest level of service to existing customers, but also to access new customers in a thriving region."

By deploying in Singapore, DigitalOcean expects to better serve the international developer community and utilize SG2 as a gateway to Australia, India, Southeast Asia and Japan.

For Equinix's South Asia managing director, Clement Goh, the move will see DigitalOcean's customer-base in the region experience much lower latency rates.

"As a startup, DigitalOcean needs to maintain an agile and flexible architecture to scale and support its operations and business plans, which Equinix provides," said Goh. "As a result of its global deployment through Equinix, the company's customer base of developers, from startups as well as mature enterprises, can expect low-latency connectivity and minimal concerns of performance downtime."

According to Equinix, the Singapore move will provide DigitalOcean with the close proximity it needs to reduce latency to 30 milliseconds compared to 200 milliseconds if it was connecting via Amsterdam or Silicon Valley, enabling DigitalOcean’s customers to offer their services to companies in the Asia-Pacific region with the highest level of performance uptime.

Equinix, which has plans to open a 13,000 square-metre datacentre site in Melbourne later this year, also announced today the promotion of Jeremy Deutsch from sales director to country manager for Australia.

According to Equinix, Deutsch claims 14 years in the ICT industry across sales, marketing, operations, and technical functions and is well equipped as it expands its operations, with the Melbourne detacentre location scheduled for completion in Q4 2014.

Topics: Cloud, Australia, Singapore, Storage

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