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Digital Realty sets up new data centre in Singapore

Digital Realty Trust, a global provider of data centre, has opened up its “next generation data centre” in Singapore.  The facility spans 177,000 square feet and will support 13.2 megawatts of IT load.

The Digital Loyang Way data centre is designed to accommodate a wide range of customer deployments, from cloud service providers to financial services customers, and has been engineered to meet the applicable technology risk management guidelines of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

In addition, the new facility incorporates high-efficiency design and technology, and raises the sustainability bar for Singapore data centres through ambitious power usage effectiveness (PUE) targets, as well as eco-friendly data centre design and practices.

Thien Kwee Eng, assistant managing director, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) said Digital Realty’s expansion is aligned with Singapore’s vision of becoming the digital capital ofAsia, and reinforces the nations position as the region’s leading data management and connectivity hub.

“Data centres are a key component of the infrastructure that supports the digital economy.  They enable both local and international companies to build digital capabilities and to pursue their digital transformation strategies from within Singapore,” said Thien.

This premier facility will be connected to Digital Realty’s Jurong data centre on the west side of the island via both dark and lit fibre services, providing access to global tier 1 carriers, as well as the Singapore Internet Exchange.  Digital Loyang Way, located on the east side of the island, will be able to provide both central-to-east and east-to-west connectivity/replication, a highly desirable feature for customers looking to host and grow their digital presence in Singapore.

The Digital Loyang Way data centre is compliant with the Singapore Building & Construction Authority (BCA) and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) environmental and energy efficiency requirements.  The new facility is expected to consistently deliver PUE targets lower than the regional PUE baseline averages.

“Data centres have a meaningful role to play in driving sustainability in Singapore,” said Edward Higase, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty.  “We aim to support Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative to build a smarter and more energy-efficient Singapore by developing sustainable data centres to support the digital economy of the future.”

“The expansion of our footprint in Singapore underscores the city-state’s unique location at the heart of the digital economy across the Asia Pacific region.  The launch of our new Loyang Way facility enables us to address a growing demand for agile, open, and connected data centre solutions from our customers across Asia Pacific and around the world,” said A. William Stein, Digital Realty’s chief executive officer.

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