Singapore – April 23, 2014 – Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, has established a virtual point of presence (PoP) in Singapore for
HostSG, the largest web hosting company in the country. The virtual PoP (ePoP) gives HostSG’s 35,000 customers access to 500+ network operators and allows them to connect to 170 countries worldwide.
As HostSG’s local and regional SME customers grow, they have immediate access to high-quality connectivity and low-latency networks. With the addition of Epsilon’s ePoP solution, HostSG becomes a single source for the managed hosting and connectivity needs of its customers. HostSG serves media, entertainment, healthcare, education, government and other business sectors.
“We provide a simple and trusted way for customers to add international connectivity to their portfolio of services. The ePoP solution allows service providers of all kinds to expand their reach and the scope of their operation,” says Elisabeth Schwarz, Regional Director, Carrier Business APAC at Epsilon. “For HostSG’s SME customers it transforms local presence into global connectivity and allows them to rapidly scale internationally.”
In addition to the ePoP solution, Epsilon provides HostSG with colocation facilities in Singapore as well as fibre connectivity between Equinix and NTP data centres in the country. HostSG is also expanding its presence in the London, UK with support from Epsilon.
“Increasingly SMEs in Asia are going global and they need partners like HostSG to support them with both local managed hosting as well as global connectivity. In Singapore and across Asia, we see international presence as well as reliable connectivity as a key differentiator for hosting companies and this is why our work with Epsilon has been so important to our business,” says Kevin Foong, Chief Executive Officer at HostSG. “Epsilon offers the expertise in international networking as well as a simple and practical model for reaching more markets and enabling our customers to succeed.”
Epsilon is an award-winning enabler of connectivity services to communications service providers around the world. They operate the world’s largest Global Network Exchange with 500+ network operators pre-connected and ready for their networks to be used to create tailor-made solutions for service providers globally. Their services portfolio includes managed networks, co-location, system integration, first line maintenance and access solutions for voice service aggregation. As a carrier neutral infrastructure provider, they operate and source the highest quality networks and services in more than 170 countries and build flexible network solutions for national, regional and international communications companies.
HostSG is Singapore’s largest hosting company with 35,000 customers spanning Fortune 500 companies through to SMEs and Web 2.0 Start-ups. It is a recognized leader in the Singapore managed hosting market and delivers enterprise-level managed services to businesses around the world. Customers small and large rely on HostSG to provide secure, reliable and value-rich hosting services for their web operations.
Unlike most hosting providers in Singapore that depend on a single or double network connection from top-tier providers, HostSG provides six top-tier provider physical networks creating one of the best multi-homed networks in Singapore and Asia. HostSG is also a member of SGIX Network. Through its premium network infrastructure we are able to achieve superior network connections in and out of Asia.
Founded in 1997, it was the first in Singapore to commercially support server clustering for shared hosting in 2006.