Digital Realty Trust plans second data centre in Singapore

NYSE-LISTED data solutions provider Digital Realty Trust (DRT) said on Thursday it will soon launch its second data centre in Singapore, in which it expects to invest over US$200 million depending on ultimate customer configuration, density and scope.

This underscores the company’s commitment to Singapore’s Smart Nation plan, which encourages the sustainable supply of data centres to ensure sufficient future capacity, DRT said in a statement.

It added that the new facility also addresses a growing demand for agile, open and connected data centre solutions from the cloud, and content providers and financial services companies across the region and worldwide.

DRT’s new data centre, to be located in north-east Singapore and spanning about 177,000 square feet, will connect via dark fibre to its first data centre, which was opened in 2011 and is located in the western part of the Republic. It is home to global Tier 1 carriers, the Singapore Internet Exchange and the Digital CloudConnect network.

Collectively, these facilities will offer geographic diversification and increased options for diverse IT workload deployments in Singapore, said DRT.

Said Kiren Kumar , director of information communications and media at the Singapore Economic Development Board: “With the growing demand for premium data centre services, it is imperative for leading data centre providers such as DRT to continue raising the bar to strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading data management and connectivity hub.

“Aligned to our vision for Singapore to become the digital innovation capital of Asia, DRT’s expansion will enable both local and international companies to build new digital capabilities and scale critical digital services in a cost effective and efficient manner.”

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