Colocation provider CenturyLink is planning to expand its presence in Singapore and Hong Kong. The colocation service will be enabled through partnership with NEXTDC Limited, an independent Data-Center-as-a-Service provider that has previously operated in East Asia.
CenturyLink's continued attempts to grow its user base in major Asian cities will likely hinge on its current SG2 Singapore data center. CenturyLink's current market strategy is to be all-in-one providers for organizations looking to get a variety of different technical services. Because of this, who offer a wide portfolio of services like colocation, cloud storage and emergency preparedness.
NEXTDC is primarily known through Australia, and is an ASX300-listed company, Australia's largest independent network of carriers and IT service providers. Through its partnership with CenturyLink, it will extend the organization's reach into both Asia and Australia with its already extensive network.
Many providers have already made deep inroads into the data center hubs of Singapore and Hong Kong, which are hotly contested due to the rise of industry in those areas. CenturyLink is entering the region fairly late in the game, and will need to outperform competitors in order to keep up.
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