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- Offering cloud-based hosting, storage and database services, Kingsoft Cloud is the main cloud service provider in mainland
Chinato Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi. It provides a bulk of the cloud storage on Xiaomi'soperating system that has helped the company serve its rapidly growing customer base both in Chinaand in the world.
- With the increasing mobile adoption and usage in the
Southeast Asiaregion, Kingsoft Cloud has selected Equinix's Singaporefacilities to reduce network costs and enhance user experience by bringing its cloud infrastructure closer to users in the region and interconnecting with multiple Internet Service Providers.
Equinixdata center campus in Singaporeis the most network-dense across the Asia-Pacific region, housing many of the international and regional networks connecting South Asia. Together with a wide portfolio of interconnection solutions, the campus offers a private, secure and highly reliable environment for internet servers and telecommunication equipment, essential for the continuous operations of applications and business operations.
- Kingsoft Cloud's move to expand in
Southeast Asiais in line with the forecast of the Global Interconnection Index, published by Equinix. The Index anticipates more than fourfold growth in Asia-Pacific'sInterconnection Bandwidth, reaching 1,120 Tbps by 2020, with cloud and IT services alone expected to increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 42 per cent.
XiGang Cao, Partner, Kingsoft Cloud:
"We are excited to be working with
Equinixto bring about improved mobile application performance to customers in Southeast Asia. Singaporeis Asia-Pacific'snetwork hubwith Equinixdata centers in Singaporehousing many of the international and regional networks connecting the region. With a central position that has access to key global financial nations, and Equinix'sexpertise in the global IT infrastructure industry, we could not have asked for a better data and network provider to work with." Clement Goh, Managing Director, Equinix South Asia:
"Kingsoft Cloud is one of
China'sleading cloud providers, and it is important that Equinixis playing a strategic role in enabling them to further develop its business in the Southeast Asiamarket. Singaporeis the perfect location for Kingsoft Cloud's expansion plans thanks to it being the home to the most networked data centers in the region, and there remains immense opportunity not only in Singapore, but in the region for the digital ecosystem to grow. This is likely to develop hot on the heels of China's One Belt, One Road, and will bring about extra infrastructure investment to the region and reshape the digital landscape."
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