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ASEAN Businesses through the Data Centre Corridor 1-Net’s latest pan-ASEAN initiative is set to replicate its Singapore success across the region, complementing ongoing data centre infrastructure developments Writer: Matthew Staff • Project Manager: Donovan Smith

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n recent years, 1-Net has fast become Asia’s data centre of choice, starting as a developer of broadband infrastructure from inception in 1997 and evolving into a fully-fledged data centre service provider across Asia. Its suite of solutions include the management of carrier-neutral internet data centres, network connectivity, managed services and media delivery services; offering customers superior stability, and a secure delivery and service experience. Being a whollyowned subsidiary of Mediacorp (Singapore’s national broadcaster), 1-Net has built on their success and created a unique media-centric community. As a result, 1-Net has achieved several accolades, including being the first data centre to achieve Business Continuity Management certification as well as being the first green data centre operator in Singapore. The rapid rise to prominence continued in 2015 as 1-Net’s influence expanded beyond the confines of Singapore; its “Data Centre Corridor” initiative fulfilling the need to provide unparalleled connectivity amongst strategic data centres in neighbouring ASEAN countries.

Riding the data centre wave

Despite a gloomy economic outlook in 2016, the data centre industry continues to grow in a steadfast and focused manner in Singapore. As a result, the city state continues to affirm its position as one of the largest data centre markets in the Asia-Pacific region; thriving largely due to favourable attributes including an

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iello UPS is a market leader that is recognised as one of the top four companies in the world for the research and development, manufacture, sales and support of uninterruptible power supplies. Built on the values of quality, resource optimisation and technological innovation, combined with reliability and experience, Riello UPS is uniquely positioned to service the growing UPS market. The Company’s global growth is driven by its network of fully owned subsidiaries that offer a very high-level and qualified local service. Today, the Riello UPS business includes two production sites in Italy, twenty subsidiary companies across Europe, Asia and Australia and a capillary presence in more than 80 countries of the world.

Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director, 1-Net Singapore

advantageous geographic location sparing it from natural disasters, a safe and pro-business environment, stable power supply and strong Government support. Developments in the ICT industry and economy are further boosting demand for data centres in Singapore. Spearheaded by the Singapore Government, the Smart Nation Programme has been aimed at strengthening Singapore’s position as an infocomm technology and media hub; as more industries take up initiatives to evolve digitally as well as investments in the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and cloud projects ensuring that demand for data centres has increased. Coupled with more stringent compliance requirements in the financial industry around data security and residency, the data centre industry is in the middle of a perfect storm of opportunity.

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As Singapore and the rest of ASEAN move towards a digital economy, there will be a natural demand for data storage and cloud deployment, providing sustainable growth in the data centre market – Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director, 1-Net Singapore

Riello UPS systems are designed and manufactured in Italy, and deployed in mission-critical environments including complex data centres, communication systems, offices, healthcare and medical environments, transportation, industrial complexes, civil and industrial plant engineering and alternative and renewable energy facilities. Product overview UPS: a complete range of single phase and three phase UPS from 400 VA to 6.4 MVA, for applications ranging from home offices to large industrial plants to data centres. Transfer Systems: Transfer systems and “intelligent” switching devices to ensure continuous and flexible power distribution. Solar Inverters: AROS Solar Technology from our renewable energy division provides coverage of every need, from just a few kilowatts for small domestic systems to several megawatts for solar power plants. For additional information about the company and its products visit

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“As Singapore and the rest of ASEAN move towards a digital economy, there will be a natural demand for data storage and cloud deployment, providing sustainable growth in the data centre market,” says Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director, 1-Net Singapore. “With this increased demand, businesses will need to be discerning when looking for a provider that can be a reliable partner in the long-run.”

The Data Centre Corridor

1-Net has capitalised on this demand for growth in Singapore and now has 16 interconnected data centres in the country, allowing its customers to connect to other key data centres to

drive more business transactions across multiple data centres. “By the end of 2016, 1-Net would be connected to 26 data centres in Singapore and Malaysia, with a roadmap to add on more data centres in key ASEAN cities in the near future,” Wong adds. Such rapid footprint growth was achieved by actively bringing together other local network providers to create a data centre hub in Singapore. Beyond this, 1-Net has also built and strengthened connectivity between data centres around the region, by facilitating collaboration with players in neighbouring markets and benefitting businesses who are looking to grow geographically.

Cushman & Wakefield’s data centre market report

According to Cushman & Wakefield’s data centre market report in January, 2016, there is approximately 248.5 MegaWatts (MW) of IT power supply collectively in Singapore’s data centres. Out of which, 163 MW has been utilised, 55.1 MW has been earmarked for future expansion and 30.4 MW is currently available. In addition, there will be 115.9 MW of supply across seven data centre facilities by December, 2016 island-wide; with an additional two DC facilities being planned with no specific timeline. This represents a whopping 46.6 percent of the total current stock by MW, presenting an ideal scenario for tenants seeking better quality DCs or migrating from ageing facilities.

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he 1-Net DCIM & BMS system “Decathlon for Datacenters”, provided by ABB is the new generation of technology for data centers with clear focus on extreme fault tolerance, resilience, on-line scalability for expansion and powerful centralized industrial grade automation system. The design team was working with the concept that there should be “no single point of failure”. Servers, operator stations, BMS controllers, network, power supplies and even the built-in STS are all redundant. The hardware used offers full hot-swap function to support the requirement of concurrent maintainability and can be replaced in a running system with no disruption to operations. To reduce the risk of human error in operations, the system is designed following the standards of High Performance HMI. Any issue is immediately visible and helps operators identify and provide suggestions to the most efficient course of action for its resolution. No stone has been left unturned in the quest for ultimate reliability. ABB Decathlon, built on an open platform design, provides the tools to manage a flexible network of power, cooling and IT systems for maximum reliability, energy efficiency and optimal utilization of all data center assets. It is part of ABB’s broad portfolio of integrated solutions, products and services, from power supply and distribution systems to enterprise management and grid connections. T +65 6773 8746 E madhav.kalia@sg.abb.com

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A DCIM system with coordinated controls for automation to advance your data center to the next level. Decathlon速 for Data Centers is the only DCIM system that provides coordinated controls to securely automate and manage a flexible network of power, cooling and IT systems for maximum reliability, energy efficiency and optimal utilization of all data center assets.

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stablished in 1988, Wah Loon started as an electrical engineering Company specialising in industrial buildings, and since then we have broadened our expertise to provide M&E engineering services across various industries and business segments. The past few decades have seen our services stretching across and over the M&E engineering value chain to project management service to meet the full spectrum of our customers’ needs. Today, we are an integrated onestop provider of M&E services such as extra low, low and high voltage electrical systems; air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems and fire protection systems.

www.wahloon.com 1-Net North Data Centre

“We are looking at interconnecting more data centres in the region, and we are hoping to increase our network by 50 percent this year with our network partners,” Wong continues. “This provides our customers with more connectivity options, diversified routes at a competitive rate between selected data centres, and also with the peace of mind knowing where their data is stored.” 1-Net’s focus on evolving and adapting to the latest, complex industry trends has been at the core of its continuous improvement strategy over the years, and most recently, the trend of east-west traffic growth among its customers has been a primary driver behind its Data Centre Corridor initiative. “We expect this growth to continue in the next five years,” Wong affirms. “ASEAN integration presents significant opportunities for trade, flow

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of services and information, and we believe that the Data Centre Corridor would be integral in connecting strategic data centres and therefore businesses within cities in Asia.”

A tailored and secure approach

The latest addition to the comprehensive 1-Net portfolio complements a range of services that comprises a vast array of facility specifications tailored to meet the hosting needs of both carriers and enterprises. The ability to design and build data centres to bespoke requirements sits alongside the Company’s expertise in providing diverse connectivity options between data centres along its corridor in the region; applying its Work Area Recovery Suite (WARS) Service as part of its business continuity endeavours; and providing media delivery services for dependable

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TULZ has evolved into one of the world’s leading system suppliers of air-conditioning technology for mission-critical applications. STULZ manufactures precision airconditioning units, chillers, air handlers and high density cooling. Since 1974 the group has seen continual international expansion of its air conditioning technology business, specialising in A/C for data centers and telecommunications installations. STULZ maintains seventeen international subsidiaries. The Company also co-operates with sales and service partners in more than 140 other countries, and therefore boasts an international network of air-conditioning specialists. It has production plants in Germany, Italy, Brazil, the USA, China and India.

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One-Stop Service Provider (Electrical and Mechanical System) in: Data Centre, Industrial, Commercial & Residential Development, Oil & Gas, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Process Plants

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Experience Engineering Excellence 10 Tagore Drive, Wah Loon Building Singapore 787625 Tel: +65 6747 3773 Fax: +65 6741 3773 Email: info@wahloon.com.sg www.wahloon.com

Cooling solutions for every scale. All over the world, our air conditioning solutions keep sensitive data center technology cool, and make sure that information of crucial importance never overheats. Whatever the scope of your requirements, we will plan and deliver your ideal air conditioning solution. www.stulz.com

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web streaming and webcasts. 1-Net’s WARS Service reduces customers’ operational load in maintaining an alternate site with a round-the-clock, always-on support service from a team of certified business continuity recovery experts, ensuring business continuity in the face of challenges. In helping to increase awareness of business continuity management (BCM) among enterprises, 1-Net has subsequently been recognised as a BCM Ambassador by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) since 2015. “This represents 1-Net’s ability to take advantage of adjacent business opportunities without incursion into our customers’ business space,” Wong explains. “We are the first local data centre to be awarded with United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation for the new global standard in Business Continuity. Beyond operations and the ability to provide tailored services, another key factor to consider is security. Wong continues: “As we continue to break boundaries in technology and increase information flows as a result, it is also equally important for us to ensure that this data is stored securely. Data centres will continue to play an

integral role in ensuring that sensitive data is kept safe. “Any forward-looking business will adopt strong cyber-security measures as a means to stay ahead of evolving threats. A secure data centre adds value by boosting stakeholders’ trust and customers’ confidence in entrusting their valuable data to us.” 1-Net has referenced the Technology Risk Management (TRM) Guidelines, developed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore for the financial institutions in Singapore. These guidelines include a segment on Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) to help identify potential security threats and operational weaknesses in a data centre, so as to determine the level and type of protection required to safeguard it. “In addition to the Monetary Authority of Singapore TRM guidelines, the Ministry of Home Affairs Guidelines for Enhancing Building Security in Singapore (GEBSS) 2010 design planning guidelines (threats and potential scenarios) have also been adopted where applicable,” Wong notes. “As organisations start to adapt to new technologies, they are also exposed to more sophisticated security threats.

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antrovision was established by our Managing Director, Chan Thye Yuan as a sole proprietorship in 1990 to supply and install computer cabling to meet customers’ information and telecommunication requirements. Our mission is to be a landmark provider of global quality infocomm technology infrastructure, satisfying the needs and growth of our stakeholders. We take pride in our work, offering continuous training and development, with the end goal to become the leading global structured cabling system integrator.

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icrotac Group was established in Singapore in 1994 with the aim of providing technical support, marketing and sales of ESDcontrol products for the cleanroom industry. Over time, our business branched into extensive range of readily available architecture building products from access raised floors, floor coverings, metal ceilings and external façade cladding systems. Our products are supplied and installed in the Asia, Australia and Middle East regions through an efficient network of distributors and associates providing local support. We design, supply and install our products, providing turnkey solutions. T +65 6297 7713 E microtac@singnet.com.sg

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Your Global Cabling Infra Partner Solutions for Data Centres

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“There is also a need for them to identify a data centre partner that is able to meet their expanding needs and to also grow with them as their business expands. “We are confident that our comprehensive and tailored suite of services will be able to meet any organisational needs.”

“With the growing consumption of rich data in the region, 1-Net North provides a specialised offering catering to companies looking to focus on digital content,” Wong says. “This means having a highly secure centralised environment where content Specialised offering from Never a Company different to remain content providers with the status or contentquo, its Data Centre owners Corridor initiative is can be being complemented processed Fully equipped space at 1-Net with the completion of yet and transcoded North Data Centre another data centre. The 1-Net in either a shared North data centre is targeted to or dedicated hosting be Southeast Asia’s first Tier III Data environment and distributed Centre accredited with Certification with low latency network connectivity. of Constructed Facility by the Uptime This also includes end-user, selfInstitute, and is projected to be ready generated content such as those on for service in April, 2016. social media platforms.”

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Additionally, 1-Net has also invested in greenfield-developed data centres, as opposed to the trend of retrofitting existing buildings in the past. Wong continues: “This highlights the increasing importance of achieving a higher yield in terms of a ratio between GFA and white space created. This increased efficiency will also result in more competitive pricing in the market.

Powered by people

Inevitably, these trends are often imposed results of regulatory changes and changing customer needs. As a result, operators are required to adapt their models and business plans, placing added pressure on finding competitive differentiation within these guidelines; and this is where 1-Net’s prominence derives from. For example, the recent announcement of the Green Data Centre Innovation Programme by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, which aims to boost


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To cater to customers’ demand for cloud services on top of colocation services, 1-Net has created its own cloud infrastructure from scratch. 1-Net Alchemy is an IaaS platform which enables users to build and manage scalable infrastructure on demand. It is run on a pay-per-use utility model which allows each customer to monitor their usage on an online self-service portal. Considering the needs of different customer profiles, the Alchemy platform offers different flavours of cloud services: exclusive, multitenanted and hybrid cloud over the same architecture. Alchemy is Southeast Asia’s first Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud (CPC) service provider, and offers developers an affordable, fast and reliable cloud experience. Alchemy users will also be updated with the latest and most secure Ubuntu images on a frequent basis, enabling users to build and manage scalable infrastructures on demand, with real-time billing and monitoring. As an added value to customers, 1-Net will also provide an extra level of comfort with Ubuntu Advantage guest support, bundled with all Ubuntu guest images. Through its relationship with Oracle Linux, Alchemy provides more cost-effective corporate support of the Linux platform to its customers. energy efficiency within data centres, was a trigger for 1-Net to respond and adapt. 1-Net is already laying the foundations by becoming one of very few organisations to receive ISO 50001 certification in line with the Singapore Standard in the sector. Underpinning every new data centre, every service expansion and every trend-driven diversification, is what Wong believes to be the Company’s core advantage: his team, “the people”. Roland Ang, Vice President of Business Market says: “At 1-Net, we believe that our people are the differentiating factor in this industry. While our business is in selling technology, it is also equally important to remember that we are people, not machines. We have adopted a customer-led approach to the business and we are firmly committed to providing them with top-class customer service. Strong cultural diversity within the employee base further facilitates the

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Powering the world towards a brighter future with reliable, efficient & effective solutions. At CSME, our driving force is power generation. Our core business is in providing complete turnkey power services, comprising of EPC contracting for clients.

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Company’s wider, international goals helping them drive business growth. as it looks to develop its understanding As their partners, our job is to of other markets and enhance its understand the needs of their seven ASEAN hub for the benefit of its industries and to plan and respond own evolution, and that of its accordingly to ensure that these customers. needs can be met.” Ang continues: 1-Net ultimately “Our differentiation aims to deliver strategy was put consistent service in place when we and customer rebranded in experience 2014. This is not regardless of something that data centre we did simply choice in as a marketing different campaign. When countries as long we rebranded as they are part ourselves, we did so of the Company’s Roland Ang, Vice President, around the fact that business alliance Business Market the real business of data partners’ facilities. centres is people, meaning “We are committed to our business and the way we operate a standardised approach in all 1-Net is very much powered by people. data centres, to provide our customers “We see ourselves as partners to with a consistent experience, our customers and we work closely regardless of the geographical with them in ensuring that we are differences,” Ang concludes.

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1-Net Singapore 750E Chai Chee Road #05-03 Viva Business Park Singapore 469005 T: +65 6709 4333 E: sales@1-net.com.sg

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