OpenDNS Adds Data Center in Singapore

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Internet services to continue to deploy more infrastructure in Asia. Today OpenDNS announced that it added data center capacity in Singapore to better serve OpenDNS users across Asia. The Singapore facility is the 12th data center location for OpenDNS globally and the first of a number planned for Asia.

OpenDNS provides a free, distributed domain name resolution service that helps Internet users navigate to web sites. The company says the Singapore servers will speed page load times for users closer to Singapore.

“We’ve seen unprecedented growth in Asia and the Pacific Rim over the past few years,” said OpenDNS founder and CEO David Ulevitch. “Building out a data center in Singapore will ensure that families, schools and businesses in Asian countries can experience a faster and safer Internet thanks to OpenDNS, and will no longer need to rely on their ISPs unreliable DNS service.”

OpenDNS now has two data centers in Europe and nine in the United States. The company’s next server expansion is planned for Frankfurt, Germany, with additional sites in Asia, Australia, India and South America on tap for 2011 and 2012. Each additional site reduces latency for nearby users and increases the overall capacity of the OpenDNS infrastructure.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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