Top 10 best data center providers in Singapore in 2023

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Top 10 Data Center Providers in Singapore

The Asia-Pacific Data Center Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.1% during the period 2022 to 2027. Deeper internet penetration followed by increase in data flow, public cloud services, and the expanding IoT market are the factors driving this growth.

As is the case with the data center services market in all other countries, the Singaporean data center services market is also experiencing massive growth due to hyper-scale cloud computing vendors, who have huge data center leasing capacities and the evolution of digital-native enterprises (born-in-the-cloud) that present good opportunities for data center providers in Singapore.

According to a recent report, the colocation market for data centers in Singapore is expected to experience a significant growth, nearly doubling in size over the next five years. This expansion is attributed to the increasing presence of hyperscale cloud providers, content and digital media companies, as well as network and IT service providers, who are actively expanding their operations in emerging markets across Southeast Asia.

In fact, Singapore was recently ranked second on the APAC top data center 2022 list

The Singaporean market is slated to nearly double in power capacity in the next three years. – Cushman & Wakefield.

Image credit: Cushman & Wakefield

The organizations are attracted to Singapore as it is a prime location, is among the most connected cities in the world, has political stability, and is run by a pro-business government. Generous economic incentives and the lowest corporate tax in the APAC region also contribute a lot to Singapore’s popularity.

However, the competition is intensifying in the data center space and providers have to seek value-added services that they can sell to complement their existing data center product portfolios. Thus, in order to maintain the leadership position, data center providers have to keep innovating and strengthen their customer service experience in Singapore.

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Making an investment in a top-notch data center is of utmost importance for a business of any size as a data center is as crucial to its operations as a bank, if not more. Hence, we have summarized a list of the top ten players in the data center space in Singapore.

Please note that it is not a comprehensive list of either providers or their features and product offerings. Also, the providers listed below have been arranged in alphabetical order and do not represent any ranking as such.

Download the spreadsheet to see all features in detail.

Top 10 Data Center Providers in Singapore:

1. 1-Net

1-Net offers a highly safe and best-in-class data center in Singapore. North Data Center of 1-Net is the first Tier III Constructed Facility certified by Uptime Institute in Southeast Asia. Its New Data Center (GoldPlus) has been awarded BCA-IDA Green Mark. 1-Net North is also in compliance with the Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) governed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

1-Net deals in carrier-neutral internet data centers, and provides a complete range of integrated services including managed services, domestic and international network connectivity, work area recovery suite, media delivery, and cloud services as well.

1-Net is a venture of Mediacorp enterprise, the leading media company of Singapore that works for a comprehensive range of platforms, spanning radio, television, movies, magazines, out-of-home media, and digital.

1-Net data center footprint is expanding in more countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Indonesia.

2. Cyxtera

Cyxtera Technologies combines a global footprint of over 60 state-of-the-art data centers with a portfolio of advanced, cloud- and hybrid-ready analytics and security offerings. It provides over 3,500 service providers, government agencies, and enterprises, an integrated, safe, and cyber-resilient infrastructure platform for systems and critical applications.

  • Top 3 global colocation market share
  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of data center space
  • 744 employees
  • Combined IP and market leadership of Catbird, Cryptzone, Brainspace, and Easy Solutions
  • Expertise in advanced threat and behavioral analytics and identity-centric security.

3. Digital Realty

Established in 2004, Digital Realty finds its foundation in digital trust with core values driven by excellence, customer centricity, and teamwork. It has 310+
Data Centers in 14 countries, 50+ metros, and 5 continents.

Digital Realty supports the colocation, data center, and interconnection strategies of customers across APAC, the Americas, and EMEA. The services range from information technology and cloud services, social networking, and communications to financial services, energy, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Digital Realty fulfills capacity, global coverage, and ecosystem connectivity requirements for companies of varying sizes by offering the leading global platform for centers of data exchange, colocation, and interconnection solutions.

4. Epsilon

Headquartered in Singapore, Epsilon is a cloud-centric world-leading service provider of connectivity and communications. It connects 280+ data centers in 39 cities. Epsilon’s SDN platform named Infiny by Epsilon combines a web-based portal, on-demand connectivity, and APIs for providing partners with simple yet effective solutions. All Epsilon services get powered by a hyper-scalable, carrier-grade, global backbone that connects the communications and technology hubs around the globe. Epsilon has offices in Sofia, London, Dubai, and New York.

Epsilon Telecommunications Limited is owned by Epsilon Global Communications. It was founded in London in early 2003. Epsilon is 100% privately owned with subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, and the US. The group holding Epsilon Global Communications is incorporated in Singapore.

5. Equinix

Equinix, Inc. is the leading global interconnection and data center company that connects businesses to their customers, partners, and employees with the most interconnected data centers (71 major metros around the world). Equinix Singapore helps companies come together, interconnect everyone, realize new opportunities, and integrate whatever they need to create their digital futures to accelerate their business, IT, and cloud strategies.

6. Global Switch

Global Switch owns, operates, and develops large-scale, network-dense, carrier, and cloud-neutral multi-tenanted data centers in Asia-Pacific and Europe. These data centers offer rich, carrier, and cloud-neutral ecosystems and provide the security, reliability, and flexibility required by the customers for housing their IT infrastructure.

Global Switch operates 13 data centers in major connectivity hubs across Asia-Pacific and Europe and provides approximately 480,000 sq m of advanced technology space.

Europe: Paris, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Madrid
Asia-Pacific: Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney

With Global Switch, customers can establish direct connections to a wide variety of service providers and get the flexibility to diversify their networks. They can also connect directly to major cloud providers, Internet Exchanges, and carriers as well as ISP networks in each of the data centers.

7. Keppel Data Centers

Keppel Data Centers owns some of the highly advanced data centers in Singapore. They help businesses stay more connected with a global financial center and data center hub of Southeast Asia. They provide customized solutions with carrier-neutral fiber-optic networks, advanced infrastructure, and an uninterrupted power supply.

They have designed, built, and operate state-of-the-art data centers like Keppel DC Singapore 1, Keppel DC Singapore 2, and Keppel DC Singapore 3. All three are a part of Keppel DC REIT portfolio, the first data center real estate investment trust that has been listed in Asia.

The data centers keep the data secure with multiple built-in redundancies and a full range of colocation services connected to a vast ecosystem of interconnected networks, cloud-based services, and enterprises.

8. Racks Central

Funded privately by major equity partners, Racks Central provides premium-grade data center space and managed services for the Asia Pacific region. A Tier 3 ready data center is operated by Racks Central for enterprise customers in Singapore and beyond. Their focus is to provide a highly secured world-class facility to clients for whom data integrity is essential.

Racks Central staffs highly-trained specialists and is driven by a team of industry experts. Their team has years of experience in large-scale complex IT systems, power generation, data center operations, and engineering for high-tech industries.

Racks Central is uniquely positioned to satisfy the IT hosting, connectivity, and security requirements of telecommunication carriers, enterprises, and service providers from all over the region.

9. SingTel

With headquarters in Singapore, Singtel has 140 years of operating experience and has played a pivotal role in the country’s development as a major communications hub. By market capitalization, it is one of the largest listed Singapore companies on the Singapore Exchange.

Singtel’s subsidiary in Australia – Optus, is a leading player in integrated telecommunications and a provider of innovative products and services.

Singtel has strategically invested in Asia and Africa. The leading companies include Advanced Info Service (Thailand), Bharti Airtel (India, South Asia, and Africa), Globe Telecom (the Philippines), and Telkomsel (Indonesia).

The Group has a number of offices throughout Europe, the Asia Pacific, and the USA, serves 700+ million mobile customers, and employs more than 23,000 staff around the globe.

10. ST Telemedia

The guiding principles of ST Telemedia are Invest. Build. Grow. Contribute. Beginning operations in 1994, ST Telemedia has ensured that deep domain expertise, innovation, and technology are at the core of what they do. Their ‘synergy by design’ approach has helped them build a strong presence in three areas – Communications & Media, Infrastructure Technology, and Data Centers.

ST Telemedia has made strategic acquisitions and investments with a major footprint in main global economic hubs in the UK, Singapore, India, Thailand, and China. Primarily focused on the UK/Europe and Asia-Pacific, their agile and multi-tenant business model has ensured that their global data center assets are diversified and differentiated.

Below is a list of the most important products and features of data center service providers in Singapore. Read on to know more about which are tier 4 data centers in Singapore, tier 3 data centers in Singapore, and so on.

(Please Note: Here NA stands for Information Not Available on website/public domain)

Features 1-Net Cyxtera Digital Realty Epsilon Equinix Global Switch Keppel Data Centers Racks Central SingTel ST Telemedia
Co-location Singapore Yes Colocation ServicesCXD On-Demand Colocation ColocationLow latency Colocation Colocation Solutions Colocation Services Yes Yes Co-location Services Colocation Services Colocation Services & Solutions
Cloud Solutions Cloud – 1-Net Alchemy Cloud Interconnection AWS Direct ConnectOracle FastConnectGoogle Cloud InterconnectIBM Direct LinkMulti-Cloud AccessLand and Expand Direct Cloud ConnectAWS via Direct ConnectAlibaba Cloud via Express ConnectGoogle Cloud via Partner InterconnectIBM Cloud via Cloud Direct LinkMicrosoft Azure via ExpressrouteOracle Cloud via Fast Connect Cloud Exchange FabricPrivate CloudsPublic CloudsHybrid CloudsCloud Service Providers Cloud Services NA Dedicated Servers (Managed/Unmanaged)Nano DC (Nano Data Center)Cloud StorageCloud Managed ServicesCloud Ready InfrastructureCloud Computing Cloud Services Cloud Connect
Locations Singapore (expanding its data center footprint in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia) United States (17) , Canada (3), United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, China, Tokyo, Singapore North America (19), Europe (4), Australia (2), China, Japan (2), Singapore, Asia pacific, South America (3) Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York United States (76), Brazil (6), Canada (2), Colombia, Bulgaria (2), Finland (6), France (6), Germany (10), Ireland (4), Italy (3), Netherlands (11), Poland (3), Portugal, Spain (4), Sweden (3), Switzerland (6), Turkey, UAE (3), UK (13), Brazil (6) Amsterdam (2), Frankfurt (2), London (2), Madrid, Paris (2), Hong Kong, Singapore (2), Sydney Singapore (5), Australia (5), Malaysia (2), Ireland (2), The Netherlands (2), United Kingdom (2), Germany, HongKong Singapore, China Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong with access to 20+ DCs across China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Europe and USA Singapore (7), Thailand, India (15), China (58), United Kingdom (10)
Number of data centers 2 (North & East) 60 210+ 5 190+ 13 20 2 12 90
Total Capacity Approx. 20,000 sq m. 2.6 Million sq feet 34.5 million rentable square feet 32,720 sq feet 22.2 million square feet 380,000 sq m 190,000 sq ft 10k sqm (Only China one) 1.3 million sq feet 2.15 Million Sq. Ft.
Download the spreadsheet to see all features in detail.

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This article was last updated in May 2023.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purpose only. Price and product information are subject to change. This information has been sourced from the websites and relevant resources available in the public domain of the named vendors as on 2nd December 2019. Daily Host News makes best endeavors to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, however, it does not warrant or guarantee that anything written here is 100% accurate, timely, or relevant to the website visitors.


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