(The Hosting News) – Dedicated server company SoftLayer has been busy expanding in the Asian-Pacific market, in part thanks to a lease with data center solutions provider Digital Realty Trust.
Digital Realty Trust announced the news on Monday. With the agreement, SoftLayer gets 48 thousand square of data center space to provide for services including managed hosting, cloud computing, and dedicated servers.
In making the announcement in a press release, Digital Realty Regional Head for Asia Pacific Kris Kumar discussed Digital Realty’s working relationship with SoftLayer, saying, “This project fulfills an important milestone in SotfLayer’s quest to keep up with international customer demand. Our lease agreement represents a huge boost of confidence in our capabilities to deliver not only in Singapore but in the overallAsia Pacific region.”
Meanwhile, SoftLayer Technologies Chief Strategy Officer George Karidis expressed the need for “proximity” to the company’s customers. Karidis went on to say,“We turned to Digital Realty to assist us in our international expansion efforts because their facilities gave us a way to rapidly deploy and get our data centre operations live quickly.”
“They also understood the importance of having this data centre operate to the highest standards, ensuring our customers get the same experience from every SoftLayer data centre globally,” he continued.
While SoftLayer’s 48 thousand square feet is plenty of data center space, it’s just part of Digital Realty’s presence in the area. Overall, the company facility is seven stories tall, representing a total of 370,500 square feet.
Recently, on its blog, SoftLayer gave viewers a look at its Singapore presence with a post titled “Global Expansion: Singapore is LIVE!” (You can view that here: http://blog.softlayer.com/2011/global-expansion-singapore-is-live/).
With the latest expansion, SoftLayer has a presence at seven facilities, including one in Amsterdam and five in the United States. For more information on the matter, view a press release at digitalrealtytrust.com.