Cloud hosting company FireHost, headquartered Dallas, went live this week with a data center in Singapore. This new facility primarily services global customers based in North America, Europe and the Middle East, giving companies further opportunity to do business in the fast-growing Asian market.
FireHost chose Singapore for its dense network availability, power resilience, and connectivity into the Middle East and Australia. The new data center facility maintains an MPLS connection with the company’s other data center locations in Dallas, Phoenix, London and Amsterdam. This connection would facilitate the disaster recovery, business continuity and geographically redundant secure compute and storage required for most multi-national companies.
“The market for our managed, secure infrastructure continues to grow rapidly, as evidenced by our successful expansion into Europe over the past two years,” said Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. “Our customers have market opportunity in the AsiaPac region and our infrastructure will help them meet those opportunities. We view this move into Asia as a vital progression both for our business and for our customers’ businesses.”
“Singapore makes sense for FireHost and its customers as multi-regional coverage is increasingly a minimum requirement to attract enterprise buyers of cloud services,” said Philbert Shih, founder and managing director of Structure Research. “Enterprise customers need better performance and decreased latency in their systems, and their IT-decision making is also driven by data location and compliance requirements. These types of market demands are pushing cloud hosting infrastructure services to move quickly across the globe and Singapore is a natural location of choice being at the center of Asia Pacific growth.”
Based in Dallas, and funded by The Stephens Group, FireHost has secure cloud servers available in Dallas, Phoenix, London, Amsterdam and Singapore.