20 April 2017
| James Pearce
Messaging and voice API company Route Mobile has opened a new Tier 3 data centre in Singapore.
The facility, which began operations over the Easter
weekend, will offer Route Mobile’s international
base of customers with improved latency and reduced delivery
time, it claimed.
It takes the total number of data centres owned by Route
Mobile to five, with Singapore chosen because it is both the
location of Route Mobile’s Asia Pacific regional
head office, and also provides a strategic location for the
company and its partners.
The Tier 3 data centre will leverage an in-built redundant
set-up, which Route Mobile expects to deliver near zero
downtime, along with both horizontal and vertical
It is the next step in a recent drive by Route Mobile to
boost its presence in the APAC region. Last year, it bought
long-term strategic partner Defero Mobile, which is also
headquartered in Singapore. The move saw Derek Tan, former MD
at Defero, become Route Mobile's CEO for the APAC region.
"We are excited that we’ll be able to service
our international customers even better," said Tan. "The
opening of a Tier 3 data center in such a strategic
location marks another milestone in our journey.
"It highlights our commitment to our international
customers, allowing them to benefit from improved latency,
reduced delivery times and increased scalability. This is key
in accelerating the globalization of Route Mobile."