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Singtel pumps SG$400 mln for new data centre

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) is making its biggest data centre investment in Singapore to date with a new SG$400 million data centre in Jurong. According to the telco, this is to meet growing demand for co-location and cloud services in Singapore.

The new data centre is designed to meet the hosting needs of the financial services industry, government agencies, and cloud and Internet service providers.

To be completed in the third quarter of 2016, the data center can host an array of new technologies from cloud solutions, smart applications to different platforms for analytics. This new facility brings Singtel’s network of data centres in Asia Pacific to 13 – nine in Singapore and two each in Hong Kong and Australia.

The facility is said to be equipped with one of the highest power densities in the region to enable customers to deploy and scale virtualisation. To optimise and manage energy consumption and costs, customers can use the centre’s Infrastructure Management tools. Users can leverage Singtel’s cyber security capabilities to secure their cloud infrastructure, data and networks hosted at the centre. The centre’s capability, combined with Singtel’s suite of managed network, hybrid cloud and professional services can meet customers’ ICT needs under one roof.

In addition, clients can enjoy Singtel’s Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network and public Internet connectivity services. They can also use Singtel’s quick turn-on, pay-as-you-use Software-Defined networking solution, which puts the management of networks in their hands.

“It enables Singtel to attract and host world-class cloud players in Singapore and position the country as a global hub for cloud computing and innovation,” , Bill Chang, CEO, group enterprise, said.

Marketing has reached out to Singtel for more comments on the data centre.

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