Cloud provider Digital Ocean expands globally with new Singapore data center

Digital Ocean is on a bit of a tear. The Infrastructure-as-a-Service and hosting company launched a new Singapore data center Tuesday to bolster its coverage in Asia and Australia.

Digital Ocean COO Karl Alomar said Singapore was chosen because it’s such a well-connected region and the site will help local users get faster response.

“Connecting to Amsterdam or San Francisco [from Asia] can cause 200ms of latency, ” Digital Ocean COO Karl Alomar said in a statement.“This will drop latency to 30ms and allow large customers to expand their presence for greater distribution.”

Brooklyn, N.Y. based Digital Ocean added a second Amsterdam data center in December. The new Singapore facility, which the company worked with Equinix to develop, brings its global data center tally to six including two in New York, one in San Francisco and two in Amsterdam.