US-based IO and StarHub in go-to-market tech pact
By Digital News Asia September 23, 2014
- Partnership increases IO market penetration in Singapore
- Allows StarHub to bolster next-gen network solution portfolio
PHOENIX, Arizona-based software-defined data centre (SDDC) technology and solutions provider IO and Singapore’s StarHub have announced a strategic partnership.
Through this partnership, IO will provide StarHub with pioneering data centre modules that would allow the latter to drive higher efficiency, manage costs and increase speed to market to meet customer requirements, the two said in a statement.
Using IO’s data centre platform as one of the key building blocks in its enterprise offerings, StarHub can now offer a full suite of end-to-end enterprise network solutions integrated with ‘StarHub Data Centre Powered by IO,’ they added.
The additional level of security that IO is able to deliver will also benefit StarHub's new and existing customers, such as those in the financial services industry (FSI), media and IT.
“StarHub is one of Singapore's most innovative info-communications providers,” said IO chief executive officer and product architect George D. Slessman (pic).
“We are very pleased that StarHub trusts IO Singapore to deliver the most technologically advanced data centre services and solutions to its customers,” he added.
The data centre forms a pivotal part of StarHub’s comprehensive suite of next-generation network solutions, from connectivity, high-speed Internet, enterprise-grade security, media/ video management solutions and managed network services that meet customers’ critical needs on security, scalability and speed, the Singaporean telecommunications service provider said.
IO’s Intelligent Control enables companies to deploy a data centre at any location and analyse performance metrics across the IT equipment and support infrastructure.
This, coupled with StarHub’s enterprise solutions, will offer customers superior visibility to remotely monitor and manage their network solutions via IO.OS, the US company’s SDDC operating system.
“Companies today require a non-traditional data centre solution that is able to easily scale, to rapidly support their business growth,” said StarHub chief executive officer Tan Tong Hai.
“StarHub is pleased to partner with IO to deliver a state-of-the-art, software-defined data centre solution that is highly scalable and secure, and can be deployed just-in-time to help our clients to reduce costs and operate more efficiently,” he added.
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