ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CEO
Release Date: 1st April 2020
Racks Central Pte Ltd
23 Tai Seng Drive Singapore 535224
Racks Central Invests Substantial Stake in ICONZ Webvisions Singapore
Racks Central a leading carrier neutral data centre in Singapore has agreed to acquire a significant minority stake in ICONZ Webvisions (the “Company”), a leading cloud and managed service provider in South East Asia.
ICONZ Webvision’s business has evolved over the years from a email/web-hosting provider into a full-pledged cloud service provider providing IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), managed and professional services to government agencies and corporations large and small. The Company has also recently launched a public cloud platform to support applications service providers, small and medium businesses and start-ups. According to a CIO report, the market size for cloud business in South East Asia is expected to be $40.32B by 2025.
"We are pleased to welcome Racks Central as our new strategic partner as part of our expansion journey for our cloud and managed service business into South East Asia,” said Ong Teck Guan, CEO – Iconz-Webvisions. “We will not only continue to leverage on Rack Central’s current infrastructure and network to further enhance our cloud products and offering, but also infrastructure and other projects in the region,” added Ong.
Bobby Wee, CEO at Racks Central, will join the Board of ICONZ Webvisons once the transaction completes. He states: "We are very excited to partner with the existing stakeholders, management and employees of ICONZ Webvisons in the long-term development of the Company. We will work together with the aim of growing the firm within South East Asia through a mix of acquisitions, as well as enhancements to the existing business lines. As a long-time vendor of ICONZ Webvisions, we have seen first-hand the strength of the customer value proposition through this synergistic relationship with potential for growth."
About ICONZ Webvisions
ICONZ Webvisions has evolved over the last 20 years from a small email and hosting company into a full-pledged cloud service provider providing IaaS (infrastructure as a Service), managed and professional services to government agencies and large Enterprises, Small Medium Enterprises and Application Service Provider. With the recent introduction of our own cloud platform, Iconz-Webvisions is well poised to capitalize on the growth potential of the cloud business in South-East Asia.
About Racks Central
Racks Central was founded in 2013 by a group of data centre veterans. Through a private investor, they acquired a European data centre, revamped the data halls and expanded the facility. The new wing of the data centre became operational in 2015. The European MNC outsourced their DC needs to Racks Central to become a customer of RC. RC is a carrier neutral colocation service provider. They complement the established players such as Equinix, Global Switch and Digital Realty. Racks Central works mostly with service providers to meet their data centre needs. At the same time, they created an ecosystem to offer total IT solutions to customers.
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Racks Central Pte Ltd cordially invites you to visit us at Data Centre World 2019 at K32
Racks Central operates certified TIA942 Tier 3 DC space in Singapore and Shanghai. We interconnect both China and Singapore DCs with SDN connectivity to allow both regions to exchange content seamlessly. Together with our strategic partners, we offer complete solution for customers that is beyond Data Centre Colocation Services.
Visit us at booth K32 to find out our offerings.
Racks Central Pte Ltd cordially invites you to visit us at Data Centre World 2019 at D29.
Racks Central operates certified TIA942 Tier 3 DC space in Singapore and Shanghai. We interconnect both China and Singapore DCs with SDN connectivity to allow both regions to exchange content seamlessly. Together with our strategic partner, Iconz Web Visions, we offer complete solution for customers that require Managed Services.
Visit us at booth D29 to find out more on our offerings.
Singapore's Racks Central enters China market with new Shanghai data centre; signed anchor
Summary: Singapore's Racks Central brought online a new data centre in Shanghai located in the Zizhu High-tech zone, Minhang district just south of Shanghai. We caught up with management to get more details on capacity and its anchor tenant deal.
Details: The Dingxiang Shanghai Zizhu Data Center is a joint venture project, located in Shanghai Zizhu Park, with a gross data center area of 10k sqm and 1,200 cabinets of total rack capacity (or around 3.6 MW of IT load capacity). The facility was designed by i3 Solutions, a local Singapore firm, to adhere to the ANSI/TIA942 Rated-3 (or tier 3 equivalent) standard.
Anchor tenant: The anchor customer is Beijing Dingxiang Technologies, a service provider of internet business security and risk control solutions. Dingxiang Technologies was founded in April 2017 and is a member of Sequoia Capital China. Management confirmed that Dingxiang Technologies has completed the deployment of more than 600 cabinets within the Shanghai Zizhu Data Center and is expected to take up the remaining cabinet capacity by early 2020.
Ownership: Singapore's Racks Central was responsible for the data centre construction, and Dingxiang Technologies will take care of the ongoing data centre operations and maintenance. Racks Central formed a local entity named Shanghai Think IT Solutions for its Chinese data centre business led by CEO Michael Ong who was formerly GM of APAC at Softlayer and also the former GM at Racks Central Singapore.
Angle: Racks Central was able to secure an attractive location just outside of the core Shanghai metro area and essentially did a built to suit type deal with a local Chinese IT security firm that was likely looking at a more targeted and customized build at a nominal power density of around 3kw per rack. Dingxiang likely wanted a dedicated data centre build for its sub-hyperscale requirements and did want to enter a multi-tenant situation within a larger colocation data centre due to the security angle of its business. How big of a market in China is there for these types of medium size, dedicated data centre builds is unclear although Racks Central has proven that is able to successfully pull of an organic market entry in China (albeit through a necessary joint-venture relationship) and is the first Singapore colocation provider to do so that we are aware of. Management confirmed that Racks Central plans to grow and expand in other strategic locations in China such as Beijing and Guangzhou. Its value proposition will continue to be supporting Chinese enterprises that are looking to expand their data centre footprint outside of China and be their partner locally within China.
EPI awards Racks Central the ANSI/TIA-942 Rated-3 Certification of Conformance
Singapore (17 Oct 2018) – Racks Central was awarded the ANSI/TIA-942 Rated-3 Certificate of Conformance for its data centre at Tai Seng Drive for its full facilities certification. The Site Certificate means that Racks Central’s data centre is concurrently maintainable ensuring that the data centre can undergo any form of planned maintenance without the need to shut down any IT load providing the ability to deliver 24x7 IT services and facilities for its customers. This is a follow up for the design certification that was awarded earlier in the year.
EPI awards Racks Central the ANSI/TIA-942 Rated-3 Design Certification
Singapore (28 Feb 2018) – Racks Central was awarded the ANSI/TIA-942 Rated-3 Design certificate for its data centre at Tai Seng Drive as its first step to full facilities certification. The Design Certificate means that Racks Central’s data centre has been designed to be concurrently maintainable ensuring that the data centre can undergo any form of planned maintenance without the need to shut down any IT load providing the ability to deliver 24x7 IT services for its customers.
According to Bobby Wee, CEO of Racks Central, “We chose the ANSI/TIA-942 as it is a superior and widely adopted standard. The ANSI/TIA-942 standard certifies us not only on electrical and mechanical but also architecture, telecommunications, site location, safety, physical security and efficiency. The complete scope of the ANSI/TIA-942 provides utmost assurance to our customers, unlike other standards/guidelines where the scope is limited to a few areas only. We also made sure we chose a reputable auditor with the experience, competence and a high level of professionalism because it adds great value to our certificate. EPI fits the bill perfectly.”
According to Edward van Leent, Chairman and CEO of the EPI Group of Companies, “We applaud Racks Central for choosing the ANSI/TIA-942 standard and join the ever-growing pool of data centres certified for conformity to this great standard. With over 30 years of experience in the global data centre industry, we at EPI have seen many data centres which are certified on other data centre standards/guidelines of limited scope. We discovered that many of those data centres have severe flaws in their constructed facilities which pose a huge risk for downtime, security and safety. We are very pleased to see serious data centres such as Racks Central to take the right steps by certifying first the design and then add additional proof by undergoing the constructed facilities audit. We always strongly urge customers who are outsourcing their data centre to do their research, or attend a workshop to fully understand the various data centre standards/guidelines and get the true facts, and not based their decision on hearsay or what the salesperson says, otherwise, you are putting your business at risk.”
Racks Central Selects Coriant Solution to Interconnect Major Data Centers in Singapore
Carrier-neutral Provider Boosts Service Flexibility, Resiliency, and Scalability with Best-in-Class Innovation from Coriant
NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 28 June 2016 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking solutions, today announced that Racks Central, a leading data center provider in Singapore, has selected Coriant to build a resilient and flexible transport infrastructure that will interconnect major data centers in Singapore. The Coriant solution, which includes the Coriant® 7100 Pico Packet Optical Transport Platform, Coriant® Pluggable Optical Layer, and the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform, will enable Racks Central to cost-efficiently scale inter-data center capacity from 10 Gbps to 1 Tbps and expand its portfolio of carrier-grade connectivity and data center services as demand for cloud communications in Asia Pacific continues to explode.
Headquartered in Singapore, one of the region's strategic IT hubs, Racks Central is a carrier-neutral data center provider that offers competitive co-location and managed service solutions to leading carrier, ISP, large enterprise, and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) customers. Racks Central is deploying Data Center Interconnect (DCI) innovation from Coriant to support small-footprint, hyper-scalable, and high-performance connectivity between major carrier-neutral data center facilities in Singapore.
"We are committed to investing in cutting-edge technology that will allow us to offer our customers cost-effective access to the region's growing cloud and data center ecosystem," said Bobby Wee, Chief Executive Officer, Racks Central. "To provide value-added data center connectivity solutions along with our colocation services, Coriant is an ideal partner for Racks Central, and their best-in-class DCI solution enhances our ability to quickly respond to our customers' evolving service needs and capacity requirements very cost effectively."
The Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform is an innovative stackable transport solution for cloud and data center networks that delivers 3.2 Tbps of capacity throughput in a compact 1RU form factor. With industry-leading low power consumption and high density, the Groove™ G30 enables cost-efficient deployment of a broad range of resilient Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity services, including 10G, 40G, and 100G client services. Powered by Coriant CloudWave™ Optics, the Groove™ G30 supports software programmable and highly scalable DWDM line rates (100G/150G/200G) that will enable Racks Central to maximize high-capacity transmission in DCI applications. The Coriant solution for Racks Central also includes the Coriant® 7100 Pico™ Packet Optical Transport Platform, a 2RU compact and flexible metro edge solution that supports cloud and data center-optimized 1G/10G/100G services and efficient aggregation and transport of diverse communications traffic and protocols. Combined with Coriant's Pluggable Optical Layer technology, these innovative DCI solutions enhance Racks Central's ability to cost-effectively customize its carrier-neutral connectivity services.
"As enterprises and OTT providers throughout Asia Pacific increasingly rely on cloud and data center connectivity for their business success, the demand for flexible and reliable interconnect services is rapidly growing," said Petri Markkanen, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, Coriant. "We are pleased to partner with Racks Central and provide the technology innovation that will create the scalable foundation for differentiated colocation service offerings optimized for the interconnection needs of their end-user customers."
About Racks Central
Racks Central is privately funded by major equity partners. Driven by a team of industry experts and staffed by highly trained specialists, Racks Central focuses on providing premium-grade data center space and managed services for the Asia Pacific region. Our team has years of experience in large-scale complex IT systems, engineering, power generation and data center operations for high-tech industries. Racks Central operates a Tier 3 ready data center space for enterprise grade customers in Singapore and beyond. Our focus is to provide this world-class facility to clients for whom data integrity is essential and a highly secured facility to host their key assets is vital. Learn more at www.rackscentral.com.
Coriant delivers innovative, dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core transport solutions enables network operators to reduce operational complexity, improve utilization of multi-layer network resources, and create new revenue opportunities. Seem to be ssndob ideal here https://prvtzone.ws/forums/enroll-accounts-ssn-dob-paypal-etc.70/ recently. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, content providers, cable MSOs, large enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, and utility companies. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, forged by over 35 years of experience and expertise in Tier 1 carrier networks, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com.