Digital Realty opens next generation data centre


13 June 2016

Global data centre provider Digital Realty Trust has opened Digital Loyang Way, the company’s next generation data centre in Singapore.

According to Digital Realty, the facility spans 177,000 square feet and 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 supports 13.2 megawatts of IT load, 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, the company said.

“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.

Digital Realty said the new facility, located on the east side of the island, 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 will be able to provide both central-to-east and east-to-west connectivity/replication, according to the company.

Compliant with the Singapore Building & Construction Authority (BCA) and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) environmental and energy efficiency requirements, Digital Loyang Way 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, and we’re proud to have been awarded the BCA-IDA Green Mark Platinum certification for Digital Loyang Way, as well as our Jurong facility,” 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.”