AIMS Data Centre @ Bangkok, a subsidiary of the AIMS Data Centre Group, has signed an agreement with Bangkok Neutral Internet eXchange (BKNIX) to enhance Thailand’s Internet connectivity efficiency.
As part of an MoU signed on Tuesday 6 October, AIMS will work with BKNIX to set up a third site for the Internet Exchange Point.
BKNIX, a project under the Thai Network Information Center Foundation, is the first neutral IXP in Thailand and has members comprising local and global carriers and ISPs, which is said to complement AIMS’ carrier-neutral ecosystem.
“As a point of connection for both local and international Internet Service Providers and content providers, AIMS Data Centre @ Bangkok offers direct peering privileges for an improved customer experience at a lower latency and cost to both domestic and international customers via this partnership,” said Chiew Kok Hin, the Chief Executive Officer of AIMS.
With BKNIX customers of AIMS can now peer with BKNIX members to take advantage of improved routing performance by optimising local routes and achieving lower latency. This in turn enhances user experience, while also reducing transit cost for local traffic.
Local and international ISPs along with cloud service providers use BKNIX as a peering point to exchange Internet traffic between each other. The deal between AIMS and BKNIX will look to support the future growth of communication traffic exchange in Thailand.
AIMS Data Centre @ Bangkok is a key component of the AIMS’ interlinked network across Southeast Asia, including their flagship Tier III data center in Cyberjaya currently under construction.
The data center, located at 44 North Sathorn Road, has 1 MW of power, with 5,500 square feet of space, 2N power redundancy and N+2 cooling redundancy.
AIMS’ Bangkok data center can also leverage the international submarine and terrestrial network of its parent company, TIME dotCom, providing its customers with connectivity for a comprehensive international reach.
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