Singapore-based Deskera Holdings announced plans to invest S$50 million over the next three years to build its own cloud data center in the western part of Singapore.
Shashank Dixit, Chief Executive Officer of Deskera said that the S$50 million investment will mainly be in software, equipment and staffing the facility. He said that the company plans to hire 50 local staff including engineers in the fields of data analytics, software, network design and telecommunications, and business development managers to operate the data center.
Singapore was chosen as the location for Deskera’s first data center as Singapore and the surrounding countries represent their largest markets with India their fastest growing so the location could provide more than adequate coverage.
Currently partnering with Amazon to provide Cloud services, Dixit said that they had engaged an external consultant to ensure compliance with Uptime Institute data center standards.
To better provide accessibility to customers, Deskera is also in the process of applying for a Services-Based Operator (SBO) License from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to leverage on its cloud data center to provide business-ISP services. Additionally, Dixit said that although the company does not keep financial data, they will still strive to meet the standards set by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to be ready for future expansion plans.
To meet accessibility and scalability demands, the company is deploying virtualized High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters to leverage resources ever more efficiently and allow more scalability when bursting into the cloud.
Given that the new data center will be their first, Deskera said that they have failover locations in the region with one located in Singapore.