The addition of Singapore facility brings Digital Ocean’s data center total to six worldwide.
The cloud that supports enterprises can be conceived of as a three-legged stool — but only two of those legs are complete.
Northern New Jersey is a hotbed for data centers, with New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq data located there. And there’s considerable demand for rented space nearby, meaning Equinix and the like are keeping busy.
Following the opening of data centers, communities in Oregon, Washington and Virginia have made new policies, built many new homes and prompted environmental activism.
Box will use six Equinix IBX data centers worldwide to serve the business users of its file-sharing and storage solution. Up till now, Box had no data center capacity outside the US although more than half of its customers were international.
Equinix says its new online marketplace will help its data center customers partner with other companies using the same facilities. That could help companies expand more easily both in terms of geography and in the types of services they offer.
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