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Digital Realty opens a new data centre in Singapore

Nurdianah Md Nur | June 7, 2016
The move addresses a growing demand for agile, open, and connected data centre solutions from customers, says A. William Stein, Digital Realty’s Chief Executive Officer.

Digital Realty Trust — a global provider of data centre, co-location and interconnection solutions — recently opened a next-generation data centre in Singapore.

Called the Digital Loyang Way, the 177,000 square feet facility will support 13.2 megawatts of IT load.

It 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, said Digital Realty.

It also incorporates high-efficiency design and technology, and  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 power usage effectiveness (PUE) targets lower than the regional PUE baseline averages.

Since it is located on the east side of the island, the facility will provide both central-to-east and east-to-west connectivity/replication. It will be connected to Digital Realty's Jurong data centre (on the west side of Singapore) via both dark and lit fibre services, providing access to global tier 1 carriers, as well as the Singapore Internet Exchange.

"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.

Thien Kwee Eng, Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB),  said: "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. Digital Realty's expansion is aligned with Singapore's vision of becoming the digital capital of Asia, and reinforces the republic's position as the region's leading data management and connectivity hub."


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