Cloud services provider Fujitsu announced in late March that it had established a new Singapore data center presence.
The facility, located in the western part of the country, was created in response to an increased demand for cloud services in the Asia Pacific region as a whole. The Singapore data center will be located within Equinix, Inc.'s newly created, highly reliable facility. The site is situated in a flood and earthquake-free area and was built with an emphasis on data center sustainability, receiving accreditation by the BCA Green Mark Scheme.
"From this data center, Fujitsu will provide SaaS, PaaS and other hybrid services for integrated operation[s]," said a company spokesperson. "Interconnectivity between data centers enables disaster-response service availability. In the future, Fujitsu plans to offer new services for the integrated management of organically linked clouds."
The company hopes to have 100 customer companies within the next three years in the new facility. The Fujitsu Group currently operates more than 100 sites around the world, including Japan data centers, Thailand data centers and two other Singapore data centers. Additional sites in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia are being considered for future facilities.
Countries within the Asia Pacific region, and Singapore in particular, are becoming increasingly popular building locations for data center operators. Along with Equinix's recent large scale investment in the area, CenturyLink also opened a Singapore data center in March. Land on the small island is becoming a hot commodity for service providers because it has become an Internet gateway into notoriously standoffish China. Singapore offers a midway point where international companies can serve Chinese customers and Chinese enterprises can work with European and North American customers.
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