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16-April-2018
Keppel Data Centres partners with DE-CIX to boost interconnectivity at Keppel DC Frankfurt 1


Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd. has partnered with DE-CIX, the world's leading Internet Exchange operator. The commercial agreement between the two parties will see Keppel DC Frankfurt 1 (KDC FRA 1), a high-availability carrier-neutral data centre managed by Keppel Data Centres and located in Frankfurt am Main, offering DE-CIX premium interconnection services such as peering and dedicated cloud connections. The partnership will also qualify KDC FRA 1 as a DE-CIX Enabled Site.

In addition to the lower IP Transit and network costs from peering with the world's leading interconnection platform, customers at KDC FRA 1 can benefit from the robust and resilient connectivity characteristic of Keppel Data Centres and DE-CIX's service offerings. This is especially significant against the backdrop of Frankfurt's growing popularity as a data centre hub and evolving enterprise requirements.

Mr Wong Wai Meng, CEO of Keppel Data Centres, said, "Frankfurt is an important market for Keppel Data Centres as a key data centre hub in the region. As an experienced developer and operator of high-availability data centres across Asia Pacific and Europe, we are attuned to the evolving requirements of our customers and are excited to partner with DE-CIX to offer unparalleled interconnectivity at KDC FRA 1."

"One of our core ambitions is to be as close to our customers as possible. Adding KDC FRA 1 in Frankfurt as a DE-CIX Enabled Site is just another step in making the DE-CIX services - such as GlobePEER, GlobePEER Remote, MetroVLAN as well as DirectCLOUD available to more and more companies. With Keppel Data Centres, we have found a partner that will provide first-class data centre services to our mutual customers and will allow us to further grow our business.", says Dr Thomas King, Chief Innovation Officer at DE-CIX.

DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the world's leading Internet exchange (IX). Spread over more than 20 data centres of different operators in the city of Frankfurt, the IX experiences more than 6.4 terabits per second (Tbps) of peak traffic. Its technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48 terabits. More than 800 national and international customers rely on the DE-CIX services in Frankfurt.

KDC FRA 1 is a two-storey, Tier 3 equivalent facility owned by the Alpha Data Centre Fund (ADCF) and Keppel Data Centres. The ADCF is managed by Alpha Investment Partners, the private fund management arm of Keppel Capital.

The above mentioned transaction is not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets or earnings per share of Keppel T&T for the current financial year.


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For more information, please contact:

Keppel Group

Media
Mr Kevin Ho
Assistant Manager
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Phone: (65) 6413 6581
Email: kevin.ho@kepcorp.com


Investor Relations
Tang Yi Bing (Ms)
Deputy Manager
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Phone: (65) 6413 6474
Email: yibing.tang@kepcorp.com

DE-CIX


Carsten Titt
Senior Manager Global PR
Phone: +49 (0)69-1730902-130
Email: carsten.titt@de-cix.net
Internet: www.de-cix.net
 


About Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd
Keppel Data Centres Holding was formed in January 2011 as a 70-30 joint venture company between Keppel T&T and Keppel Land to consolidate their data centre assets and position the business for further growth. The company currently manages and operates a gross floor area of more than 648,500 sq ft in data centre, business continuity and disaster recovery centre space in Singapore.
http://www.keppeldatacentres.com

About Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd
Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T), is a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited, a leading company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST with core businesses in offshore and marine, property, infrastructure and investments. Keppel T&T is also listed on the Main Board of SGX-ST with logistics and data centre operations in Europe and Asia-Pacific. In Singapore, wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Logistics has more than 40 years of experience in offering customised integrated logistics solutions. It currently also operates logistics facilities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia.

Keppel Data Centres, Keppel T&T's data centre division has a track record of more than a decade in owning, developing and managing high quality carrier-neutral data centre facilities that support mission-critical computer systems. Keppel T&T is also the sponsor of Keppel DC REIT, the first data centre Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed in Asia and on the SGX-ST. Together with assets owned through Keppel DC REIT, Keppel T&T has a global portfolio of 18 data centres located in key data centre hubs across Asia Pacific and Europe.
http://www.keppeltt.com.sg

About DE-CIX
DE-CIX provides premium interconnection services and runs several carrier and data center-neutral IXs globally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX serves 1300+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 100+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America.

With 6+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world's leading Internet Exchange. For more information, please visit www.de-cix.net


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