Digital Realty customers to benefit from rich peering ecosystem comprised of international and regional carriers
SINGAPORE, April 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR, news, filings), a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today a partnership with Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) to provide local peering at Digital Realty's Singapore data centre facilities in Jurong West and Loyang East.
SGIX is an open and neutral internet exchange in Singapore that offers internet peering services to companies that aim to provide fast and cost-effective internet services to their business customers. SGIX is one of the largest internet exchanges in Singapore, boasting peak internet traffic of more than 150Gbps. SGIX has been serving members since its establishment in 2009.
As a result of the partnership, customers in Digital Realty's Jurong West and Loyang East Singapore facilities will benefit from greater and more cost-effective connectivity options. Peering points on both ends of the island will also enhance the overall resilience of the peering solution in Singapore. Customers will now have access to SGIX's rich peering ecosystem, comprised of international and regional carriers, content providers and accelerators, among others, to exchange internet traffic.
"From the Internet of Things to edge computing, the landscape is transitioning from regional hubs to proximity to your customers. For instance, content providers need to consistently deliver content faster and more efficiently to their end-users. Our partnership with SGIX will provide our customers with connectivity options in Singapore that are faster and more cost-efficient, enabling them to provide higher quality services to their own customers," said Krupal Raval, CFO APAC at Digital Realty.
"We are delighted to partner with Digital Realty, a premier global data centre operator," said Patrick Scodeller, SGIX Chairman. "SGIX's mission is to enhance traffic routing efficiency in the internet community. Consumers expect information or content to be delivered to them quickly, and reducing the latency between local operators through peering helps achieve that objective. Through this partnership and the inclusion of Digital Realty's customers on our peering network, we are even better positioned to accelerate and enhance the performance of internet services in the industry."
Digital Realty provides access to a wide range of network, content and service providers that will further enrich SGIX peering-partner density. The partnership has been fully operational since February 2018.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data centre, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centres located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and consumer products. For more information, visit www.digitalrealty.asia, follow us on Twitter at @DigitalAPAC and see our blog at https://apac.digitalrealty.com.
Incorporated and established by key players in the Infocomm industry and supported by Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), SGIX is an Open and Neutral Internet exchange in Singapore that offers Internet peering services to companies that aim to provide fast and cost-effective Internet services to their end-users or business customers. These companies include Global and Domestic Carrier, Internet Service Provider, Content and Social Media, Video Streaming, Cloud, CDN, Gaming providers, among many others.
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