Asia's first super Internet data centre is in Singapore

Communications company AT&T is opening Asia's first super Internet data centre (IDC) in Singapore.

According to the communications firm, the super IDC will act as a regional gateway to the Internet and the AT&T network to deliver AT&T Synaptic HostingSM.

AT&T defines its Synaptic Hosting platform as a next-generation utility computing platform. It delivers a virtual hosting solution with features that allow businesses to scale computing resources up or down as needed, pay only for the capacity they use and manage applications in the AT&T network cloud.

Global expansion

The opening of the super IDC in Asia is part of AT&T's US$1 billion planned global network investment in 2008 to increase global data centre hosting capacity throughout the 38 data centres in AT&T's global Internet protocol (IP) network, the company said.

Other super IDCs are located in Piscataway, New Jersey; San Diego, California; Annapolis, Maryland and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, which will form the regional hubs in the US and Europe.