Linode, a provider of cloud hosting services founded in 2003, announced the expansion of its Asia-Pacific presence with a new data center in Singapore. This new location, created to meet the growing demands of the region’s rapidly growing technology and information sector, marks Linode’s second in the region and seventh overall.
Information technology research and advisory company Gartner recently predicted the public cloud hosting services market in the APAC-region would exceed $7.4 billion in 2015, a 14.2-percent increase over 2014. And by 2018, Gartner predicts an $11.5 billion market for total cloud hosting services in Asia Pacific and Japan.
For its newest data center in the Asia Pacific region Linode evaluated numerous locations before selecting Singapore. Of all the locations tested, Singapore met or exceeded every benchmark. According to project lead Brett Kaplan, adding Singapore to the mix was a “no-brainer” because “it’s the hot-spot for innovative businesses looking to establish a presence in the region.”
“We’ve been making simple cloud infrastructure available since 2003,” said Thomas Asaro, COO of Linode. “Within the next three years APAC cloud-computing usage is forecast to outpace the rest of the world. By launching our data center in Singapore, we’re meeting that demand head-on and showing our commitment to making reliable cloud-hosting services accessible to everyone, everywhere.”
Linode already has a regional presence in Tokyo and will continue to invest in its infrastructure around the world. Just last year the company invested $45 million in upgrades and is targeting summer 2015 to launch its second European data center in Frankfurt, Germany, as a complement to its existing location in the UK.
Today, Linode boasts more than 350,000 customers worldwide with four data centers in the U.S. as well as three others in Europe and Asia.