AIMS Data Centre @ Bangkok

AIMS subsidiary enters agreement with BKNIX

23 October 2020 | Melanie Mingas

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AIMS Data Centre @ Bangkok, a subsidiary of the AIMS Data Centre Group, has partnered with Bangkok Neutral Internet eXchange (BKNIX) to enhance its regional network, as well as Thailand’s “internet connectivity efficiency”.

Local and international ISPs and cloud service providers use BKNIX as a peering point to exchange Internet traffic between each other. The new partnership will see AIMS and BKNIX collaborate to set up a third site for the Internet Exchange Point and support the future growth of communication traffic exchange in Thailand.

That means that with BKNIX, AIMS’ customers can now peer with BKNIX members to take advantage of improved routing performance by optimising local routes and achieving lower latency. This in turn enhances user experience, while also reducing transit cost for local traffic.

“As a point of connection for both local and international Internet Service Providers and content providers, AIMS Data Centre @ Bangkok offers direct peering privileges for an improved customer experience at a lower latency and cost to both domestic and international customers via this partnership,” said Chiew Kok Hin, the chief executive officer of AIMS.

BKNIX, a project under the Thai Network Information Center Foundation, is the first neutral IXP in Thailand and has members comprising local and global carriers and ISPs, which is said to complement AIMS’ carrier-neutral ecosystem.

Meanwhile, AIMS Data Centre @ Bangkok is a component of the AIMS’ interlinked network across Southeast Asia, including the flagship Tier III data centre in Cyberjaya, which is currently under construction. This facility is located at 44 North Sathorn Road, has 1 MW of power, with 5,500 square feet of space, 2N power redundancy and N+2 cooling redundancy.