Photo - (From left) Chiew Kok Hin, Vice Chairman of ADCA & CEO of The AIMS Group (Malaysia); Ngo Trong Hieu, CMC Telecom, Vietnam), Kosit Suksingha, TCCTechnology, Thailand; Wong Ka Vin, 1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd; and William Wai HKCOLO Limited, Hong Kong.
The need for enhanced connectivity and data centre availability for businesses between main cities across Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong must be met, said members of the regional Asia Data Centre Alliance (ADCA) during their recent meeting in Bangkok.
ADCA's annual conference gathered representatives of carrier-neutral data centres from all five member countries including 1-Net (Singapore), AIMS Group (Malaysia), CMC Corporation (Vietnam), HKCOLO Limited (Hong Kong), and TCC Technology (Thailand).
HKCOLO senior vice president and new ADCA chairman William Wai said this drive to provide cross region intercity access was now the core mantra of the alliance in Asia, signified by the event's 'Many Brands, One Experience' theme.
"Many MNCs [multinational companies] from Europe, North America, South America and more are actively looking to locate their operations in this region - especially with the forming of an ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 and the growth spurt in Asia," said Wai/
"In order to support this growth, ADCA makes available to these MNCs a World-Class Remote Accessibility service that enables direct, multicity-connectivity, directly through five of our members' data centres strategically located across Asia," he said.
"MNCs from anywhere outside of Asia, can leverage on ADCA through its five data centres in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong, to achieve remote accessibility to their business operations in Asia; and at the same time be assured of reliable, low latency and high-speed connectivity. This is how ADCA brings to the world the value of being the Regional Hub - with a single data centre collaboration for our global customers," Wai said.
'World looks towards Asia'
He added other issues under consideration included the increase in IT usage and demand for connectivity driven by cloud computing g - from both within and outside of Asia.
ADCA vice chairman Chiew Kok Hin, said, "As the world looks towards Asia, it is essential for us to focus our efforts in ensuring we offer services that enable these businesses to grow their business in Asia while remaining connected to the world."
The ADCA Conference 2013 also saw the election of William Wai, Senior Vice President of HKCOLO Limited (Hong Kong) as the new ADCA chairman, and Chiew Kok Hin, the CEO of The AIMS Group (Malaysia) as Vice Chairman.
The Asia Data Centre Alliance (ADCA), which has a combined space of more than 45,000m2, has been set up to help Asian enterprises remain competitive in the global economy.
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