Digital Realty powers on 34,000 sqm data centre hub in Singapore
The 50MW facility marks the extension of the company’s global roadmap for critical infrastructure deployments on PlatformDIGITAL.
Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) has officially ‘powered on’ Digital Loyang II (SIN12), its third data centre in Singapore.
The project is partially pre-leased to a major Singaporean multinational banking and financial services corporation, along with a leading global cloud provider.
The company said that the data centre facility provides a regulatory compliant location that will help customers build a future-proof foundation for their data centre strategy.
“Digital Realty’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees, partners and customers, and we are focused on ensuring that our global platform supports business continuity for all our customers especially during the challenges posed by the current global pandemic,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein.
“The development of our third data centre in Singapore underscores our long-term commitment to supporting the country’s digital economy as well as its fast-growing fintech industry, and to help keep critical industries functioning.
“The new facility will be one of the most energy-efficient data centres in Singapore and will help our customers realise their digital ambitions as well as their sustainability goals.”
Digital Loyang II is adjacent to Digital Loyang I, or SIN11. The two facilities are connected by fibre routes, enabling customers in both facilities to connect directly via dark fibre cross-connects and to access numerous network and service providers.
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Both the existing SIN11 and SIN12 facilities are strategically located close to the Changi North Cable landing station.
The SIN12 facility offers a total footprint of 34,000 sqm, and will broaden opportunities for the company’s customers to expand their core digital assets on PlatformDIGITAL in the key Singapore market.
“We are excited to announce that the power is now on at SIN12,” said Mark Smith, APAC Managing Director for Digital Realty.
“Singapore is a key global data centre market and a global leader in the development and adoption of emerging technologies.
“Applications including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain technology are already being used across various industries, and 5G usage is expected to grow with the roll-out of commercial networks in the coming year.
“With our new facility, we are well-positioned to help our customers drive their next phase of growth.”
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, blockchain and 5G are expected to be key contributors to Singapore’s growth as a major digital economy over the next decade.
The contribution of these four digital technologies to the Singapore economy was estimated to be worth approximately $8.7 billion (S$12.5 billion) in 2019, with the Internet of Things representing 51% $4.5 billion (S$6.4 billion).
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