New CenturyLink Data Center In Asia
CenturyLink recently announced that they opened a cloud data store in Singapore. This comes as Asian service providers are extending their infrastructure into Europe and North America, and vice versa. The new data center is the first one for the company in Asia, though they have been providing their services in the region for many years. This new center is part of an expansion project by CenturyLink to raise their number of data centers all around the globe.
In Asia, there is a demand for IT infrastructure services from local and international companies entering the market or expanding to the region. The services available at the location are similar to those provided at the other CenturyLink cloud data centers, including high-performance and standard servers, storage, orchestration, white label cloud, and service catalogs. Management services are expected to be added to this list in the near future.
Singapore was the logical location to begin CenturyLink’s physical presence in Asia because they have already had successful colocation and managed hosting there. New Jersey based cloud service provider Linode has also announced plans to add a Singapore data center to its existing center based in Japan.
There has been some concern recently about data sovereignty in the region. Businesses, especially local ones, are worried about their data leaving the country. CenturyLink promises that these fears will not become a reality with this recent cloud data center.