Singapore and Australia, 9 October 2019 – StarHub, a leading homegrown Singapore company that delivers world-class communications, entertainment and digital solutions, and AirTrunk, a hyperscale data centre specialist that serves cloud, content and telecommunications providers across Asia Pacific, today announced a strategic partnership to provide data centre services in Singapore, establishing a trusted foundation for enterprise digital transformation and 5G innovations.
Through this partnership, StarHub will offer data centre services from AirTrunk’s new 60-Megawatt hyperscale data centre campus in Loyang, AirTrunk SGP1. The StarHub Data Centre @ Loyang facility is scheduled to be in service by mid-2020 and will offer a full suite of 24/7 information and communication technology and connectivity services to its customers.
As Singapore pushes towards becoming Asia’s digital capital, this facility will be critical to meeting the increasing demands from enterprises and hyperscalers, such as e-gaming, e-sports and e-commerce providers. Importantly, it will be carrier-neutral, with the ability to interconnect to the public cloud providers onsite at AirTrunk SGP1. The campus is strategically located close to the Changi North Cable Landing Station that serves as a critical gateway for several major submarine cables that bridge Singapore to the rest of the world.
Arthur Tang, Head of Enterprise Business Group, StarHub, said, “We are excited that through our partnership with AirTrunk, the benefits of the hyperscale data centre campus will be made available to our corporate customers, including optimising energy efficiency to lower their operational cost and reducing their corporate carbon footprints.”
“With 5G expected to be available in Singapore from next year, we envisage the proliferation of new services through 5G’s mobile edge computing and campus networking capabilities. As such, we believe our customers will demand even more of such hyperscale data centre services to support their business innovations,” added Mr Tang.
Michael Juniper, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AirTrunk, said, “AirTrunk is pleased to welcome StarHub and its customers into our state-of-the-art hyperscale data centre in Loyang, Singapore. StarHub will play an important role in AirTrunk’s cloud ecosystem, allowing StarHub’s customers the ability to directly connect to key public cloud nodes,” he added.
The campus is expected to achieve the Building and Construction Authority Green Mark Platinum certification and industry-low power usage effectiveness (PUE). It is also designed to meet stringent security requirements including ISO 27001, PCI-DSS and Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA), as set by the Monetary Authority of Singapore for all Singapore-based financial institutions.
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StarHub is a leading homegrown Singapore company that delivers world-class communications, entertainment and digital solutions. With our extensive fibre and wireless infrastructure and global partnerships, we bring to people, homes and enterprises quality mobile and fixed services, a broad suite of premium content, and a diverse range of communications solutions. We develop and deliver to corporate and government clients solutions incorporating artificial intelligence, cyber security, data analytics, Internet of Things and robotics. We are committed to conducting our business in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. Launched in 2000 and listed on the Singapore Exchange mainboard since 2004, StarHub is a component stock of the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index and the SGX Sustainability Leaders Enhanced Index.
For more information on StarHub, visit www.starhub.com.
AirTrunk is a hyperscale data centre specialist creating a platform for cloud, content and large enterprise customers across the Asia-Pacific region. The company develops and operates data centre campuses with industry leading reliability, technology innovation and energy efficiency.
AirTrunk’s unique capabilities, designs and construction methodologies allow it to provide customers with a scalable and sustainable data centre solution at a significantly lower operating cost than other providers.
AirTrunk is a private company that is well capitalised to fund its development of data centres across Asia Pacific.
For more information on AirTrunk, visit www.airtrunk.com.
For further queries, please contact:
Cassie Fong (Ms) | Corporate Communications & Sustainability | StarHub | Mobile: +65 9101-2211 | DID: +65 6825-5165 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Neeley Williams (Ms) | Hill+Knowlton Strategies for AirTrunk | Mobile: +61 434 742 551 | Email: email@example.com