IBM sets up Singapore e-business hosting center

IBM today announced the opening of its e-Business Hosting Center in Singapore, as well as a range of e-business hosting services and solutions for companies in Singapore and the region.

The IBM e-business hosting center will offer hosting for intranets, extranets and the Internet.

SINGAPORE - IBM today announced the opening of its e-Business Hosting Center in Singapore.

Together with the Center's launch, IBM is announcing a range of e-business hosting services and solutions for companies in Singapore and the region.

The Center, located at Pan Tech Building, will provide the operating environment for the outsourcing of Web servers and hosting services for applications and data management.

Ong Hoon Meng, managing director, IBM Singapore said, "The Hosting Center provides customers with an almost instant Web environment that does not burden corporate LANs/WANs with additional traffic, reduces the need to continually train internal IT staff on new Internet technologies, provides 24 x 7 x 365 support, and lowers overall costs."

Singapore is the location of IBM's 12th e-business hosting center in the world, and the first in Asia, outside Japan.

E-business hosting services
IBM is also launching a range of e-business hosting services, which is an extension of its traditional data center outsourcing services.

The e-business solutions will cover requirements such as speed to market, server scalability, systems reliability, high security, high speed Internet connectivity and international Web hosting capability.

The e-business hosting services, offered through IBM Global Services, include e-business consulting, Web design, stress testing, ethical hacking, systems integration, integration of legacy systems, and performance monitoring.

The Center will cater for services ranging from the basic provision of data center facilities, redundant network connectivity, equipment rack and floor space, backup and recovery, to hosting services.

Hosting services include Web server administration, and management (including intrusion systems management and monitoring, performance enhancement, multi-level system security implementation detection), advanced monitoring and reporting, Storage Area Networks, streaming media, content distribution and caching, help desk and technical support, and application integration and support/maintenance.

In addition, IBM can integrate hosting with business processes - such as supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management - and the back-end systems that run these applications.