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1-Net launches new centre to meet growing data needs

The new data centre, located at Marsiling, will be Singapore’s first Tier III data centre.

SINGAPORE: 1-Net Singapore is launching a new centre to meet growing demand for data hosting and other data-management services, to be ready by the last quarter of 2015.

The new data centre, 1-Net North, will be Singapore’s first Tier III data centre certified by the Uptime Institute, a research organisation and consultancy focused on improving data-centre performance and efficiency.

A Tier III data centre allows for any planned maintenance activity to take place without disrupting operations of hardware located in the centre.

“We’ve seen a shift in the way consumers consume their information over the last few years, and businesses have also responded by changing the way they engage customers. With the opening of this new 1-Net Data Centre, 1-Net aims to become Asia’s data centre of choice,” said Mr Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director of 1-Net.

The company noted that in South-east Asia alone, the online video audience grew about 8 per cent in the past year. South-east Asia also ranks higher than the global average when it comes to consumption of music, movies and entertainment.

1-Net is a MediaCorp enterprise. It currently manages telco-class carrier-neutral Internet data centres, and provides domestic and international connectivity among other services.

The new centre will be more than 200,000 sq ft and will be located at Marsiling. The total investment in the project is expected to be about S$130 million.

1-Net will also be investing an additional S$70 million to fit out the data centre with the technology required to attain the Tier III certification.

To receive this certification, the entire data centre is required to undergo significant testing for uninterrupted operation during maintenance activities.

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