PH cloud provider links arms with SG-based data center firm

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Local cloud services IP Converge announced that it has established a strategic partnership with 1-Net in Singapore to strengthen the data center services of both providers due to growing demand in Asia.

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IPC and 1-Net are both data center providers that operate carrier-neutral and telco-grade internet data centers in the Philippines and Singapore, respectively.

Recent reports from consulting firm Structure Research have projected continued growth in data center demand in Asia. Singapore, in particular, is considered a default location for international expansion to the Asia Pacific region.

Global companies are increasingly building their own data centers in Singapore, as well as outsourcing to professional data center services providers.

?Our partnership with 1-Net virtually expands the data center footprint of both companies. Gaining access to data center facilities in Singapore enables our enterprise customers to extend their network into the more mature market in Singapore, and likewise offers the same benefit to regional players present in Singapore who are looking to expand into our bustling Philippines economy for business expansion,? said IPC chief executive officer Rene R. Huergas.

The collaboration will enable both IPC and 1-Net to extend their data center capacity for faster access and deployment of customers in the countries.

Both organizations can also now deploy customers with only a single contract, allowing quicker deployment without the need to renegotiate service level agreements.

?We see great potential for Singapore companies to expand into Philippines given the strong growth of cloud computing adoption and increasing digitalization across the country,? Wong Ka Vin, managing director of 1-Net.

?This partnership allows us to bring potential customers in the region to each other?s data centers with a standardized service level agreement. Ultimately, we aim to create a data center ecosystem to enable our customers to expand their data center deployment in our regional partners? facilities more efficiently. We hope this will also help both IPC and 1-Net to gain bigger market shares in this region together,? he added.

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