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Keppel Data Centre partners with AsiaPac, delivers hybrid and multi-cloud services to DC clients

By Catherine Knowles
Wed 26 Jan 2022

Keppel Data Centers Holding (Keppel DC), has announced a collaboration with AsiaPac Technology (AsiaPac, a wholly owned subsidiary of M1 Limited), which will offer Keppel DC’s clients access to more seamless rollout and implementation of hybrid and multi-cloud services.

According to Keppel DC, driven by the urgency for greater digitalisation, organisations are deploying more hybrid and/or multi-cloud models so that they can effectively and rapidly support the changing needs of their businesses.

Globally, the hybrid cloud market is valued at US$52 billion in 2020, and is expected to grow to US$145 billion in 2026, with Asia Pacific region expected to grow at the fastest rate.

However, as enterprises seek the cost and efficiency benefits of cloud, they may also find themselves faced with many daunting challenges when rolling out these cloud solutions because of technical complexities, the company states.

Leveraging AsiaPac’s track record, the collaboration between Keppel DC and AsiaPac will enable Keppel DC’s clients to transform or enhance their existing infrastructure to take full advantage of a secure hybrid multi-cloud framework from a variety of providers for greater agility and resiliency, according to the company.

The partnership aims to provide regional enterprises and multinational corporations with a holistic digital transformation offering, combining data center colocation and managed cloud services.

Keppel DC states the company plans to develop sustainable, carrier neutral and network dense edge data centers across Asia Pacific and Europe, launching initially in Southeast Asia.

In addition, the partnership will offer intra-Asia interconnectivity across Keppel DC’s data centers, leveraging the Bifrost Cable System, a multiple fibre pair, high-capacity submarine cable system that Keppel is developing with other partners, connecting Singapore directly to North America, with other planned systems in the pipeline.

Under the ambit of the connectivity platform in Keppel’s Vision 2030, the partnership forms a longer-term strategy to develop Keppel’s value proposition to clients, by packaging the data center solution, stronger intra-Asia connectivity, and hybrid multi-cloud services, into an integrated, synergistic offering.

Keppel Data Center CEO Wong Wai Meng, says, “As a leading data center developer and operator in the Asia Pacific, Keppel DC is no stranger to providing reliable and secure data center solutions for its clients."

"By partnering AsiaPac, Keppel Data Center is able to enhance its suite of services to offer clients turnkey cloud implementation solutions," he says.

AsiaPac managing director Andrew Cheng, says, “As one of the leading enterprise solutions providers, AsiaPac will be complementing Keppel DC with the depth and breadth of our cloud consultancy and managed services."

Cheng says, "This collaboration will unlock opportunities arising from the synergies between Keppel DC and AsiaPac, as we stay at the forefront of delivering innovative next-generation infrastructure and services that are adaptable to today's fast-paced environment.”

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