Singapore’s Deskera to invest US$37mil on cloud data centre
By Digital News Asia July 21, 2016
- Claims it will be one of the biggest SaaS centres in SEA
- Aims to be Singapore’s first business-focused ISP
SINGAPORE-based Deskera Holdings Ltd said it will invest S$50 million (US$37 million) over the next three years to build its own cloud data centre in the city-state.
The cloud data centre will support its cloud-based integrated business management software and also provide business-focused Internet Service Provider (ISP) services, Deskera said in a statement.
This is its first cloud data centre and will be one of the biggest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) centres in South-East Asia, the company claimed.
“We are investing in this cloud centre to offer all our customers resilient, fast and reliable services,” said chief executive officer Shashank Dixit (pic above).
Deskera’s S$50-million investment will mainly be in software, equipment and staff capabilities, the company said.
The new cloud data centre will ensure its customers have more security, better service, greater reliability, and fast access to their data stored in Singapore, as well as Deskera’s big data products that will soon be launched.
About 50 specialised staff will be employed to operate the new data cloud centre, which will comprise a Singaporean workforce. These will include engineers in the fields of data analytics, software, network design and telecommunications, as well as business development managers.
Deskera said it is also in the process of applying for a Services-Based Operator (SBO) licence from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to leverage on its cloud data centre to provide business-ISP services.
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