Dutch web host LeaseWeb has opened a new data center in Singapore in order to expand its presence into Asia and support its new subsidiary, LeaseWeb Asia Pacific.
The data center is located at Pacnet’s Singapore CloudSpace II facility (or “SGCS2”), an eight-storey, 155,000 sq.ft. data center which opened in January and cost $90 million to build. Cloud infrastructure provider iland has also recently announced a partership to provide its services at SGCS2.
With a strong customer base in Europe and the US, LeaseWeb has chosen Singapore as a geographically strategic location to expand the company’s global footprint, designed to serve the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region.
For the content delivery network service it launched last year, LeaseWeb chose to add a Point of Presence in Singapore in March, which is also linked to an existing network of PoPs in Europe and North America.
With the launch of its data center, LeaseWeb Asia Pacific customers can initially buy on-demand bare metal servers located at SGCS2, and the company plans to offer its its private virtual cloud offering soon.
The new data center is also connected to LeaseWeb’s IP backbone that includes 52 PoPs, 33 Internet Exchanges, and 4.0 Tbps of capacity.
According to LeaseWeb Asia Pacific managing director Bas Winkel, the Signapore data center is just the start of the company’s expansion plans in Asia. “Our ambitious growth plan calls for the rapid deployment of data centers throughout the region,” Winkel said in a statement. “This will enable customers from Europe and the US to easily enter Asia Pacific markets, supported by our high-performance infrastructure solutions.”
LeaseWeb will essentially allow companies to bring their applications closer to end-users in the Asia Pacific region, providing low latency, good value and better user experiences.