18 September 2014

Partnership increases IO market penetration in Singapore and allows StarHub to bolster next-generation network solution portfolio

Singapore – 18 September 2014 – IO, a worldwide leader in software-defined data centre technology and solutions, and StarHub, Singapore's fully integrated info-communications provider, today announced a strategic partnership.

Through this partnership, IO will provide StarHub with its pioneering data centre modules that allow the latter to drive higher efficiency, manage costs and increase speed to market, to meet customer requirements. Using IO’s data centre platform as one of the key building blocks in its enterprise offerings, StarHub can now offer a full suite of end-to-end enterprise network solutions integrated with “StarHub Data Centre Powered by IO”. 

The additional level of security that IO is able to deliver will also benefit StarHub's new and existing customers—such as those in the Financial Services Industry (FSI), media and IT—to which security is paramount. The data centre forms a pivotal part of StarHub’s comprehensive suite of next-generation network solutions, from connectivity, high-speed Internet, enterprise-grade security, media/video management solutions and managed network services that meet customers’ critical needs on security, scalability and speed.

IO has developed data centre modules that are integrated with the IO.OS® data centre operating system. The powerful combination, known as Intelligent Control®, enables companies to deploy a data centre at any location and analyse performance metrics across the IT equipment and support infrastructure.

This, coupled with StarHub’s enterprise solutions will offer customers superior visibility to remotely monitor and manage their network solutions via IO.OS. Customers also have access to a wide range of StarHub service dashboards, such as Low Latency Network, Managed Services, Distributed Denial of Service Protect, Content Delivery Network and Web Application Firewall.

"StarHub is one of Singapore's most innovative info-communications providers. We are very pleased that StarHub trusts IO Singapore to deliver the most technologically advanced data centre services and solutions to their customers. We are excited to have an industry leader like StarHub as a partner and look forward to expanding the relationship," said Mr George D. Slessman, IO chief executive officer and product architect.

“Companies today require a non-traditional data centre solution that is able to easily scale, to rapidly support their business growth. StarHub is pleased to partner with IO to deliver a state-of-the-art, software-defined data centre solution that is highly scalable and secure, and can be deployed just-in-time to help our clients to reduce costs and operate more efficiently,” said Mr Tan Tong Hai, CEO of StarHub.

To-date, several companies in the financial, media and IT sectors are using the “StarHub Data Centre powered by IO” solution.