Unitas Global expands APAC data center footprint on Equinix
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 05-Apr-2012
US-based managed infrastructure service provider Unitas Global expands into the Asia Pacific market on Equinix's cloud computing platform.
Unitas Global selected to deploy Platform Equinix in Singapore and Sydney, Australia to reach cloud service providers and enterprise customers operating in Equinix data centers across the Asia Pacific.
In October 2011, Unitas announced to expand its private cloud hosting service -- infrastructure-as-a-service -- in Hong Kong.
Unitas Global currently operates on Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in Singapore (SG2) and Sydney (SY3), with plans to expand into other key Equinix data center locations in Asia Pacific.
"We wanted to work with a service provider who could serve as our gateway to Asia Pacific and help accelerate our business growth in the region," said Grant Kirkwood, Unitas Global's CEO. "We chose to work with Equinix because of its strategic locations in the region, rich customer and partner global ecosystem as well as its track record of operational excellence and the reliability of its IBX data centers, all of which will help us assemble best-in-class services for our customers."
Expands cloud ecosystem
"Through Platform Equinix and the Equinix Marketplace, we can help Unitas Global increase visibility and connect to members of its digital supply chain to improve application performance, reduce cost and generate revenue," said Clement Goh, country manager for Equinix Singapore.
"For many government and financial services organizations, Australia's strict data retention laws require cloud and co-location services to be hosted locally," said Tony Simonsen, country manager for Equinix Australia. "By deploying in our SY3 IBX, Unitas Global can satisfy the most stringent data sovereignty requirements to effectively market its IaaS services to a broad range of direct customers and managed services providers."
Equinix has 11 data centers across five key markets in Asia Pacific: Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney.