Tata Communications is looking to set up two new centres in Malaysia and the Middle East for cloud data centres infrastructure, responding to strong demand for internetworking.
"We continue to expand the data centre footprint. We are looking at Malaysia and the Middle East, adding to our cloud footprint in the next six to 12 months," said Srinivasan CR, Senior Vice President, Global Product Management & Data Centre Services, Singapore-headquartered Tata Communications.
"There may be new sites (for data centres) as well," he added.
Touching on Internet of Things (IoTs) services demand, he said "everything is going to get connected if not already connected home to cars, industrial environment and energy distribution among others."
Tata Communications on Tuesday formed a partnership with Skylab, a Singapore-based technology solutions provider, to help more enterprises adopt the IoT.
Skylab has chosen Tata Communications as its cloud partner to ensure high levels of flexibility and reliability for customers through Tata Communications'IZO Cloud Enablement Platform and leading global network and partnerships, said the two companies in a joint statement.
"The digital disruption of enterprises continues as the user journey remains firmly at the forefront of business success," Srinivasan said.
Skylab provides advanced data harvesting, processing and delivery solutions to its customers over a scalable platform called Data Logistics Cloud (DLC).
The partnership comes on the heels of deployments of Skylab's solutions in the region, notably for solar farm projects across Southeast Asia.
"Skylab provides critical IoT data transmission solutions to enterprises helping them gain insights and drive proactive actions on asset optimisation and resource management," Gary Kwang, CEO, Skylab Group said.
"We are pleased to partner with Tata Communications to address our growing need for higher levels of system and network availability, and cost-effective storage," he said.