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HGC expands on-demand to BDx’s Singapore data centre

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HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has expanded its bandwidth-on-demand (BoD) capability from Hong Kong to Big Data Exchange’s (BDx) Paya Lebar data centre in Singapore.

The news marks HGC’s second SDN-enabled PoP in Singapore that allows the company to provide enterprises with a more flexible, localised way to manage their multi-region connectivity and multi-cloud direct connect with a software-defined network topology.

Leveraging HGC’s centralised self-service portal, HGC SDX International Marketplace (HGC SDX) and BDx SoftConnect, the two will offer enterprises a accelerated highway for rapid and streamlined regional business expansion to Southeast Asia.

“With the evolution of cloud and IoT technology, convergence systems, and mobile applications, SDN is widely used in the network infrastructure of different industry verticals for faster regional-wise expansion,” said Ravindran Mahalingam, senior vice president of international business, HGC.

“We are committed to diversifying the HGC SDX International Marketplace by establishing densely interconnected data centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and Southeast Asia for a more reliable and higher performing interconnection. Leveraging our network-as-a-service, we aim to empower enterprises with faster regional business expansion and deliver greater customer experience. HGC will continue delivering its digital strategy with one-stop integrated solutions to support business expansion in Southeast Asia and bridging the global markets.”

BDx SoftConnect is a software-defined fabric that helps customers within the SIN1 BDx data centre to connect to a network, cloud or software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider based on their requirements.

The BDx SoftConnect system enables data centre deployment and connectivity to be automated and virtualised. Combining SoftConnect with HGC’s bandwidth-on-demand capabilities supports BDx’s aim of enabling the facility to provide even stronger connectivity options for customers.

“Singapore has one of the highest megawatt demands per capita globally, so ensuring data centres can keep up with the demand is critical to the ongoing success of businesses that connect there,” said Srini Rao, executive vice president & head - SEA Sales for BDx.

“Customers of the Singapore data centre already have access to signature products and great customer service. Activating HGC’s BoD services in our Singapore data centre is another way our customers can gain efficiency.”

HGC has expanded its BoD capability by establishing SDN PoPs from Hong Kong to BDx’s Paya Lebar data centre for customers such as multinational corporation’s, Internet service providers and over-the-top services.

These customers will be able to access HGC’s growing partner ecosystem that delivers on-demand interconnection across five continents, including instant provisioning to key cloud providers.