LONDON and SINGAPORE — April 26, 2022 — Big Data Exchange (BDx), Asia-Pacific’s premier data center solutions provider, and EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, today announced a strategic partnership that will offer enterprises a one-stop-shop to access digital infrastructure services around the world.
Through this global alliance, the companies will now provide an expanded geographical footprint for their product portfolios with BDx and EXA Infrastructure enabling existing and new customers to quickly access data centers and complementing services across North America, Europe, and Asia seamlessly. By joining forces, they will meet today’s enterprise and hyperscale requirements with a single interface for data center, hybrid managed services, and dynamic connectivity solutions.
BDx and EXA Infrastructure will unlock new opportunities for organizations to straddle the globe seamlessly, leveraging:
- BDx’s six Asia-Pacific facilities and EXA Infrastructure’s 14 Tier 3-equivalent edge data centers in Europe and North America, where customers can requisition rack and power at each other’s facilities.
- EXA Infrastructure’s network, spanning more than 103,000 kilometers across Europe and North America, crossing the Atlantic via three wholly owned and operated subsea cables, including EXA Express, the fastest transatlantic route available.
- 360°View’s colocation hybrid infrastructure management platform, which will enable customers – once the system has been fully deployed – to view and manage their connected infrastructure assets across BDx and EXA facilities through a single interface with standardized reporting mechanisms and carbon tracking abilities.
“Our largest customers with the greatest capacity need global infrastructure, and they create their own networks digital infrastructure. Our new global alliance gives them the ability to access that from us as a one-stop-shop,” said Andrew Haynes, EVP Product & Technology of EXA Infrastructure. “It means they can buy infrastructure from one provider across the most influential markets and fast-growing digital economies, including parts of the Asia-Pacific region where e-Commerce and gaming are two important data growth drivers. As both businesses are under the ISquared Capital umbrella, it was a natural fit for us to join forces, and our partnership gives customers a powerful new option.”
EXA Infrastructure customers now have access to premier data center environments across key markets in the Asia-Pacific region. BDx’s customers have global on-demand connectivity capabilities, allowing all customers to expand their geographical reach across key locations in Europe or the Atlantic coast with just one EXA interconnect.
“The new partnership positions BDx as Asia’s gateway into Europe and North America through EXA Infrastructure’s network,” said Sujit Panda, CTO of BDx. “With BDx’s strength as a provider of data center services across the Asia-Pacific region paired with EXA Infrastructure’s strong hyperscale internet backbone, our customers truly have access to the top-performing connectivity environments worldwide, enabling their surge into cloud environments and drive their critical digital transformation seamlessly. Our integrated ability not only enables transformation, but also increases sustainability and offers the ability to meet end users closer to where they are.”
This union effectively gives customers looking to expand their footprint unmatched connectivity, reaching 31 countries, over 500+ PoPs (Points of Presence), and access to 720+ million end users. Moreover, it allows connectivity into major data centers, cloud on-ramps, peering hubs, and content hubs.
About Big Data Exchange (BDx)
BDx is Asia-Pacific’s premier data center, colocation and hybrid cloud solutions provider. Led by a globally recognized team, BDx empowers enterprises to scale across the world’s most influential markets. With ultra-modern facilities spanning China, Hong Kong and Singapore, BDx goes beyond space and power to deliver next-gen solutions. BDx’s commitment to boosting sustainability has resulted in partnering with renewable power suppliers and forging coalitions to develop groundbreaking technologies and digitally transform its facilities. The company is vigorously expanding its presence into emerging regions to meet the growing digital requirements of hyperscalers, multinational, and financial services enterprises.