Digital Realty announces second data centre in Singapore


8 June 2015
Digital Realty

Digital Realty is investing over S$200 million in a second data centre in Singapore, to target the growing demand for infrastructure and interconnection from cloud and content providers and financial services companies in the region and worldwide.

Located in the northeast of the island, the 13.2 MW data centre will connect via dark fibre to Digital Realty’s first data centre in the west.  

“Our first data centre in Singapore marked Digital Realty’s entrance into one of Asia Pacific’s rapid expansion markets and enabled our global clients to enter the city-state and serve other regional markets with a trusted partner,” said Daryl Dunbar, managing director, Asia Pacific, Digital Realty.  “Our new data centre expansion supports Singapore’s efforts to become a regional data centre hub and delivers the openness and agility that our global clients continue to want from us, as well as the broader data centre industry, to accelerate their growth.” 

Power and fibre works are underway for the 177,000 sq ft (16,400 sq m) facility, which is a redevelopment of an existing printing paper storage facility. The current construction programme provides for an estimated late 2015 delivery of the powered base building along with up to 3.2 MW of data centre space. 

The data centre will be compliant with the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment Guidelines and provide access to over 50 cloud service providers globally via Digital Realty’s Cloud Connect ecosystem. The company is also targeting the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Platinum (New Building Category) certification, which seeks to establish environmentally-friendly practices for the planning, design and construction of buildings to help to mitigate the environmental impact of built structures.

Digital Realty’s first data centre in Singapore became fully operational in 2011 and was recently awarded the Green Mark Platinum certification under the category of “existing colocation data centre”.  At 370,500 sq ft (34,400 sq m), it is the largest of the company’s data centres in the Asia Pacific region.