Location and connectivity advantages
Asia-based content exchange platform company Big Data Exchange (BDx) just got bigger with the purchase of a datacentre located in Paya Lebar, Singapore. The site was formerly owned by Australian telco Telstra.
The carrier neutral, content-exchange company announced the completion of sale in April 2020.
Braham Singh, CEO at BDx said expanding into Singapore was its first choice outside of the greater China area.
“[It was] a strategic one on account of its proximity to other countries in Asia,” he said. “Its location and connectivity advantages help BDx form a network hub designed to meet the rising internet and cloud exchange needs of our customers.”
The newly acquired Singapore datacentre (SIN1) houses 1,800 racks with a 7.3MW power capacity, said Singh.
“It has been awarded an UpTime Tier 3+ Design Certificate, as well is SS564 GreenMark Gold Plus, TVRA, ISO27001 and PCI-DSS certified,” he said. “BDx plans to upgrade the facility as part of their business model to increase PUE and drive higher efficiency. Singapore also boasts the highest megawatt per capita globally.”
David Kim COO at BDx said the Singapore datacentre allows the company to provide critical connectivity into the region.
“Adding this data center to our portfolio opens up options for our customers looking to expand into Southeast Asia,” he said. “They now have the ability to easily integrate both their physical and virtual infrastructures via the BDx Single Pane into a managed hybrid ecosystem, connecting our new Singapore location through a highly automated cluster of data centers globally via the BDx Federated SDN.”
The acquisition come off the back of the announcement that BDx planned to construct a datacentre in Nanjing, China. This take the total BDx portfolio to seven datacentres in cities across Asia.