StarHub in data centre partnership with Japan’s KVH

  • Pre-wired network that connects to an ecosystem of 3rd-party data centres in Asia
  • Using StarHub’s fibre network, DCNet now available in 10 data centres in Singapore
StarHub in data centre partnership with Japan’s KVH

TOKYO-headquartered information delivery platform company KVH Co Ltd and Singapore’s second-largest telecommunications company StarHub have announced a strategic partnership to offer KVH DCNet in the island-republic.
Using StarHub’s metropolitan fibre network, DCNet is now currently available in 10 data centres in Singapore, with plans to expand to additional centres in this market in the coming months, KVH said in a statement.
These data centres contain industry-leading content distributors, major application and cloud providers, and carrier hubs, it claimed.
Customers in these facilities can use DCNet’s pre-wired network to connect to an ecosystem of third-party data centres in Asia through a simple cross-connect, thus offering them a single, virtual, and borderless data centre experience, the company added.
“We are very excited to have the Singapore DCNet sites online and interconnected to our growing ecosystem of DCNet connected facilities in Japan and Hong Kong,” said Machifumi Kashiwagi, vice president of product management at KVH.
“We are delighted to be teaming with StarHub, whose industry leadership, network coverage, and local expertise has helped us extend this service into key data centres in Singapore and broaden the customer segments we reach,” he added.
Announced in June 2014, DCNet is a pre-wired elastic Ethernet interconnection solution that will link over 100 leading data centres across Asia, providing customers with a greater choice in where they co-locate and with whom they connect, KVH said.
In addition to the DCNet data centre facilities online in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Singapore and Hong Kong, this service is also supported with on-ramps from Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.
DCNet is a replacement of more expensive point-to-point networks and is designed to meet an enterprise’s connectivity needs for business continuity planning (BCP), diversification of data centre sites, and expansion of data centre usage.
It also targets service and cloud providers that require connectivity to multiple data centre sites with broad geographic coverage, and want to avoid the complexity of negotiating and managing many individual network contracts.
DCNet is currently available in bandwidths ranging from 100Mbps to 10Gbps, with a 100Gbps service planned for 2015.
Customers subscribe to a 1G or 10G Ethernet port and choose either a fixed or burstable bandwidth option.
“StarHub is pleased to provide our extensive fibre network to support KVH’s new DCNet platform, which connects the various data centres in Singapore,” said Denise Chng, general manager of international business at StarHub.
“With DCNet and StarHub’s extensive and comprehensive international connectivity in Asia Pacific, customers can also be conveniently connected to other destinations in the region,” she added.
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