Top 10 best data center providers in Singapore in 2020 - Web Hosting | Cloud Computing | Datacenter


Top 10 best data center providers in Singapore in 2020 – Web Hosting | Cloud Computing | Datacenter

Asia Pacific’s data center services market size will exceed the European market size by 2021. – PwC

As is the case with data center services market in all other countries, Singaporean data center services market is also experiencing a massive growth due to hyper-scale cloud computing vendors, who have huge data center leasing capacities and the evolution of digital-native enterprises (born-in-the-cloud) that present good opportunities for data center providers in Singapore.

Singaporean market is slated to nearly double in power capacity in the next three years. – Cushman & Wakefield.

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The organizations are attracted to Singapore as it is a prime location, is among most connected cities in the world, has political stability and is run by a pro-business government. Generous economic incentives and lowest corporate tax in the APAC region also contribute a lot to Singapore’s popularity.

However, the competition is intensifying in the data center space and providers have to seek value-added services that they can sell to complement their existing data center product portfolios. Thus, in order to maintain the leadership position, data center providers have to keep innovating and strengthen their customer service experience in Singapore.

Making an investment in a top-notch datacenter is of utmost importance for a business of any size as a data center is as crucial to its operations as a bank, if not more. Hence, we have summarized a list of the top ten players in the data center space in Singapore.

Please note that it is not a comprehensive list of either providers or their features and product offerings. Also, the providers listed below have been arranged in alphabetical order and do not represent any ranking as such.

Top 10 Data Center Providers in Singapore:

1. 1-Net

1-Net offers a highly safe and best-in-class data center in Singapore. North Data Center of 1-Net is the first Tier III Constructed Facility certified by Uptime Institute in Southeast Asia. It’s New Data Center (GoldPlus) has been awarded BCA-IDA Green Mark. 1-Net North is also in compliance with the Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) governed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

1-Net deals in carrier-neutral internet data centers, and provides a complete range of integrated services including managed services, domestic and international network connectivity, work area recovery suite, media delivery, and cloud services as well.

1-Net is a venture of Mediacorp enterprise, the leading media company of Singapore that works for a comprehensive range of platforms, spanning radio, television, movies, magazines, out-of-home media and digital.

1-Net data center footprint is expanding in more countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Indonesia.

2. Cyxtera

Cyxtera Technologies combines a global footprint of over 50 state-of-the-art data centers with a portfolio of advanced, cloud- and hybrid-ready analytics and security offerings. It provides over 3,500 service providers, government agencies and enterprises, an integrated, safe and cyber-resilient infrastructure platform for systems and critical applications.

  • Top 3 global colocation market share
  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of data center space
  • 1,100 employees
  • Combined IP and market leadership of Catbird, Cryptzone, Brainspace, and Easy Solutions
  • Expertise in advanced threat and behavioral analytics and identity-centric security.

3. Digital Realty

Established in 2004, Digital Realty finds its foundation on digital trust with core values driven by excellence, customer centricity, and teamwork. It has 210+
Data Centers in 14 countries, 35 metros, and 5 continents.

Digital Realty supports the colocation, data center, and interconnection strategies of customers across APAC, the Americas and EMEA. The services range from information technology and cloud services, social networking, communications to financial services, energy, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Digital Realty fulfills capacity, global coverage and ecosystem connectivity requirements for companies of varying sizes by offering the leading global platform for centers of data exchange, colocation, and interconnection solutions.

4. Epsilon

Headquartered in Singapore, Epsilon is a cloud-centric world-leading service provider of connectivity and communications. It connects 220 data centers in 39 cities. Epsilon’s SDN platform named Infiny by Epsilon combines a web-based portal, on-demand connectivity, and APIs for providing partners with simple yet effective solutions. All Epsilon services get powered by a hyper-scalable, carrier-grade, global backbone that connects the communications and technology hubs around the globe. Epsilon has offices in Sofia, London, Dubai, and New York.

Epsilon Telecommunications Limited is owned by Epsilon Global Communications. It was founded in London in early 2003. Epsilon is 100% privately owned with subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, and the US. The group holding Epsilon Global Communications, is incorporated in Singapore.

5. Equinix

Equinix, Inc. is the leading global interconnection and data center company that connects businesses to their customers, partners and employees with the most interconnected data centers. In 53 markets on five continents worldwide, Equinix Singapore helps companies come together, interconnect everyone, realize new opportunities, integrate whatever they need to create their digital futures to accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

6. Global Switch

Global Switch owns, operates and develops large-scale, network dense, carrier and cloud-neutral multi-tenanted data centers in Asia-Pacific and Europe. These data centers offer rich, carrier and cloud-neutral ecosystems and provide security, reliability, and flexibility required by the customers for housing their IT infrastructure.

Global Switch operates 13 data centers in major connectivity hubs across Asia-Pacific and Europe and provides approximately 380,000 sq m of advanced technical space.

Europe: Paris, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Madrid
Asia-Pacific: Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney

With Global Switch, customers can establish direct connections to a wide variety of service providers and get flexibility to diversify their networks. They can also connect directly to major cloud providers, Internet Exchanges and carriers as well as ISP networks in each of the data centers.

7. Keppel Data Centers

Keppel Data Centers owns some of the highly advanced data centers in Singapore. They help businesses stay more connected with a global financial center and data center hub of Southeast Asia. They provide customized solutions with carrier-neutral fiber-optic networks, advanced infrastructure and uninterrupted power supply.

They have designed, built and operate state-of-the-art data centers like Keppel DC Singapore 1, Keppel DC Singapore 2 and Keppel DC Singapore 3. All three are a part of Keppel DC REIT portfolio, the first data center real estate investment trust that has been listed in Asia.

The datacenters keep the data secure with multiple built-in redundancies and a full range of colocation services connected to a vast ecosystem of interconnected networks, cloud-based services, and enterprises.

8. Racks Central

Funded privately by major equity partners, Racks Central provides premium-grade data center space and managed services for the Asia Pacific region. A Tier 3 ready data center is operated by Racks Central for enterprise customers in Singapore and beyond. Their focus is to provide a highly secured world-class facility to clients for whom data integrity is essential.

Racks Central staffs highly-trained specialists and is driven by a team of industry experts. Their team has years of experience in large-scale complex IT systems, power generation, data center operations, and engineering for high-tech industries.

Racks Central is uniquely positioned for satisfying the IT hosting, connectivity and security requirements of telecommunication carriers, enterprises and service providers from all over the region.

9. SingTel

With headquarters in Singapore, Singtel has 140 years of operating experience and has played a pivotal role in the country’s development as a major communications hub. By market capitalization, it is one of the largest listed Singapore companies on the Singapore Exchange.

Singtel’s subsidiary in Australia – Optus, is a leading player in integrated telecommunications and a provider of innovative products and services.

Singtel has strategically invested in Asia and Africa. The leading companies include Advanced Info Service (Thailand), Bharti Airtel (India, South Asia, and Africa), Globe Telecom (the Philippines) and Telkomsel (Indonesia).

The Group has a number of offices throughout Europe, the Asia Pacific and the USA, serves 700+ million mobile customers and employs more than 23,000 staff around the globe.

10. ST Telemedia

The guiding principles of ST Telemedia are Invest. Build. Grow. Contribute. Beginning operations in 1994, ST Telemedia has ensured that deep domain expertise, innovation, and technology are at the core of what they do. Their ‘synergy by design’ approach has helped them build a strong presence in three areas – Communications & Media, Infrastructure Technology and Data Centers.

ST Telemedia has made strategic acquisitions and investments with a major footprint in main global economic hubs in the UK, Singapore, India, Thailand, and China. Primarily focused on the UK/Europe and Asia-Pacific, their agile and multi-tenant business model has ensured that their global data center assets are diversified and differentiated.

Below is a list of the most important products and features of data center service providers in Singapore. Read on to know more about which is tier 4 data center in Singapore, tier 3 data center in Singapore and so on.

(Please Note: Here NA stands for Information Not Available on website/public domain)

Features 1-Net Cyxtera Digital Realty Epsilon Equinix Global Switch Keppel Data Centers Racks Central SingTel ST Telemedia
Co-location Singapore Yes Colocation ServicesCXD On-Demand Colocation ColocationLow latency Colocation Colocation Solutions Colocation Services Yes Yes Co-location Services Colocation Services Colocation Services & Solutions
Cloud Solutions Cloud – 1-Net Alchemy Cloud Interconnection AWS Direct ConnectOracle FastConnectGoogle Cloud InterconnectIBM Direct LinkMulti-Cloud AccessLand and Expand Direct Cloud ConnectAWS via Direct ConnectAlibaba Cloud via Express ConnectGoogle Cloud via Partner InterconnectIBM Cloud via Cloud Direct LinkMicrosoft Azure via ExpressrouteOracle Cloud via Fast Connect Cloud Exchange FabricPrivate CloudsPublic CloudsHybrid CloudsCloud Service Providers Cloud Services NA Dedicated Servers (Managed/Unmanaged)Nano DC (Nano Data Center)Cloud StorageCloud Managed ServicesCloud Ready InfrastructureCloud Computing Cloud Services Cloud Connect
Locations Singapore (expanding its data center footprint in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia) United States (17) , Canada (3), United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, China, Tokyo, Singapore North America (19), Europe (4), Australia (2), China, Japan (2), Singapore, Asia pacific, South America (3) Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York United States (76), Brazil (6), Canada (2), Colombia, Bulgaria (2), Finland (6), France (6), Germany (10), Ireland (4), Italy (3), Netherlands (11), Poland (3), Portugal, Spain (4), Sweden (3), Switzerland (6), Turkey, UAE (3), UK (13), Brazil (6) Amsterdam (2), Frankfurt (2), London (2), Madrid, Paris (2), Hong Kong, Singapore (2), Sydney Singapore (5), Australia (5), Malaysia (2), Ireland (2), The Netherlands (2), United Kingdom (2), Germany, HongKong Singapore, China Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong with access to 20+ DCs across China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Europe and USA Singapore (7), Thailand, India (15), China (58), United Kingdom (10)
Number of datacenters 2 (North & East) 60 210+ 5 190+ 13 20 2 12 90
Total Capacity Approx. 20,000 sq m. 2.6 Million sq feet 34.5 million rentable square feet 32,720 sq feet 22.2 million square feet 380,000 sq m 190,000 sq ft 10k sqm (Only China one) 1.3 million sq feet 2.15 Million Sq. Ft.
Managed Services Managed Services, Managed Hosting and Cloud Services NA NA Yes Yes Yes NA Yes Yes NA
SLA 99.95% reliability 100% power uptime 100% uptime 99.999% up-time 99.9999% global uptime 99.999% uptime 99.98% service availability NA 100% service availability 100% uptime
Customer Portal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Bondholders only Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Infrastructure Management Yes (DCIM & Remote Hand Services) Yes (Gold Support) Yes (Remote Hands Services) Yes (Remote Hand Services) Yes (Smart Hands Support Plan) Yes (Remote Hands) Yes (Smart Hand Services) DCIM (Datacenter Infrastructure Management) Yes (Remote Hands Service) Yes (Remote Hands Services)
Bandwidth capacity 1G or 10G direct fiber connectivity 10Mbps to 1 Gbps 10Gbps, 100 Gbps 2Mbps up to 100Gbps 1,10, & 100 Gbps 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps NA 10 Gbps to 1 Tbps  up to 10Gbps 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps
Power Capacity 30 MVA 195 MW 18 MW Power allocation per rack: 3KW Variable- depending upon datacenter selected 14-100 MVA Variable – depending upon datacenter selected 1,500 racks, with each rack powered by 2 x 5MVA power source 36 MW (DC West) 36 MW
Redundancy 2N Minimum N+1 2N, N+1 N+1 minimum N+1 N+2 2N N+1 2N N+1
Certifications Tier lll, Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVRA) Compliance, Outsourced Service Provider Audit Report (OSPAR), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Compliance, BCA-IDA Green Mark, ISO 27001:2013, ISO 22301:2012, bizSAFE Level 3 BICSI, CDCMP and CDCBP; TIA 942. Uptime Institute Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval in over 50 data centers BCA Green Mark, BREEAM, CEEDA, Energy Star, Green Globes, LEED, SS564, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 50001, ISO 18001, MAS, SOC1, SOC2, SOC3, PCI-DSS, FISMA NIST SP 800-53, The Monetary Authority of Singapore Act ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001, CE RoHS, TIA 942 and ISO 27001 ASAE 3402 Type ll, FISC, FedRAMP, HAD, HIPAA, ISO 14001, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 50001, ISO 9001, NIST 800-53/F1, OHSAS 18001, OSPAR, PCI DSS, SOC 1 Type ll, SOC2 Type ll, SS 564, SS507, TSI, TVRA, Uptime Institute ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, ISO 27001, ISO 50001, ISAE 3402, PCI DSS, AWS Direct Connect Partner, AMS – IX partner, Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Membership of Climate Change Agreement (CCA) in the UK BCA-IDA Green Mark for New Data Centres, bizSAFE Level 3, ISO 9001 Certification Europe, ISO 27001 Certification Europe, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, ANSI/TIA 942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers, SS 564:2013 Singapore Standard for Green Data Centres – Energy and Environmental Management Systems, BCA-IMDA Green Mark for Existing Data Centres, GoldPlus, BCA-IMDA Green Mark for Non-Residential Building, Platinum Award, SS 507:2008 Singapore Standard for Information and Communications Technology Disaster Recovery Services, ANSI/TIA 942, ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management, ISO27001:2013 Information security management, bizSAFE Level 3, WSH Risk Management Award 2014, OHSAS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standard Tier 3, TIA-942 standards, TVRA assessed, ISO 23001 BCM certified ISO 27001, SS507, BCA Green Mark Gold, BCA Green Mark Platinum BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum, ISO 27001, LEED Gold 2017, Uptime Institute Tier lll Certified, Singapore Standard SS 564 Green Data Centres, TIA -942 Rated 4 Design, TIA -942 rated 3, PCI DSS, TVRA – Singapore
Disaster Recovery (DR) & Backup Services Yes Yes NA NA Yes NA Yes Yes Yes NA
Content Delivery Network (CDN) Yes Via CenturyLink NA NA Yes Via service provider community NA NA NA NA
SD-WAN Services NA NA NA Yes Yes NA NA Yes Yes Yes, via Carriers
Connectivity Services Data Center CorridorIP Transit/Internet ConnectivityPeering NetworkCross ConnectCloud Corridor Cross Connect Metro ConnectCloud InterconnectionInternet Interconnection Cross ConnectCampus ConnectMetro ConnectSX FabricInternet ExchangeIP Bandwidth Data Centre InterconnectDirect Cloud ConnectRemote PeeringIP Transit Cloud Exchange FabricInternet ExchangeMetro ConnectEquinix ConnectFiber ConnectCross Connects Cross ConnectsData Centre Connectivity Connectivity InternetLayer 2 Private NetworksDark FiberGlobal WANIPVPNIP TransitData Center InterconnectionNetwork Design & Consultancy Global ConnectivityDomestic ConnectivityInternet ConnectivitySoftware Defined NetworksWholesale Carrier Services Cross ConnectMetro ConnectCloud Connect
IT Transformation & Innovative Services Media Delivery Cyxtera MarketplaceCybersecurity services Artificial IntelligencePlatformDIGITAL™ Premium VoiceInfiny Service Platform Equinix SmartKey™Network EdgeEquinix MarketplaceApplications and Content AccelerationPerformance Hub™Equinix Data Hub Bespoke DeploymentsCaging and SecurityStaging and StorageOn-site Facilities Customized Data Center Space Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Mobility SolutionsCybersecurity ServicesIoT SolutionsCommunication and CollaborationSingtel Liquid Infrastructure™Singtel Satellite CarriersTechnical Cleaning
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