FireHost Brings Managed, Secure Cloud Infrastructure to Asia

January 21, 2014

Company launches secure data center in Singapore to serve multi-national customers

(Dallas – January 21, 2014) – Secure cloud hosting company FireHost today went live with its expansion into the Asia Pacific (AsiaPac) region with the launch of a secure data center in Singapore. This facility primarily services global customers based in North America, Europe and the Middle East, giving companies further opportunity to do business in the fast-growing Asian market. The expansion also increases access to FireHost’s award-winning secure managed cloud services for customers worldwide.

“The market for our managed, secure infrastructure continues to grow rapidly, as evidenced by our successful expansion into Europe over the past two years,” said Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. “Our customers have market opportunity in the AsiaPac region and our infrastructure will help them meet those opportunities. We view this move into Asia as a vital progression both for our business and for our customers’ businesses.”

FireHost chose Singapore for its dense network availability, power resilience, and connectivity into the Middle East and Australia. The new facility maintains an MPLS connection with the company’s other data center locations in Dallas, Phoenix, London and Amsterdam. This connection facilitates the disaster recovery, business continuity and geographically redundant secure compute and storage required for most multi-national companies.

“Singapore makes sense for FireHost and its customers as multi-regional coverage is increasingly a minimum requirement to attract enterprise buyers of cloud services,” said Philbert Shih, founder and managing director of Structure Research. “Enterprise customers need better performance and decreased latency in their systems, and their IT-decision making is also driven by data location and compliance requirements. These types of market demands are pushing cloud infrastructure services to move quickly across the globe and Singapore is a natural location of choice being at the center of Asia Pacific growth.”

This latest expansion follows several years of 100 percent year-over-year global revenue growth for FireHost, which now serves approximately 25 percent of its customer base outside of the U.S.

About FireHost
FireHost offers the most secure cloud hosting available, protecting sensitive data and brand reputations of some of the largest companies in the world. With infrastructure built for security, compliance, performance and scalability, responsible businesses choose FireHost to reduce risk and improve the collection, storage and transmission of their most confidential data. Secure cloud servers, available in Dallas, Phoenix, London Amsterdam and Singapore, offer robust, geographically redundant business continuity options across all sites. Based in Dallas, and funded by The Stephens Group, FireHost is the chosen secure cloud service provider for brands that won’t compromise on the security of their payment card and healthcare data.