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Digital Realty launches second data centre in Singapore

Zafirah Salim | May 21, 2015
This second data centre seeks to address the growing demand for data centre infrastructure in the city-state and interconnection needs in Asia Pacific.

Digital Realty Trust, data centre and colocation solutions provider, announced today the launch of its second data centre facility in Singapore.

According to the company, this new facility addresses a growing demand for agile, open, and connected data centre solutions from cloud and content providers as well as financial services companies across the region and worldwide. 

It added that it expects to invest up to S$200 million in this new data centre infrastructure, highlighting the company's commitment to Singapore's Smart Nation plan, which encourages the sustainable supply of data centres to ensure sufficient future capacity.

The new data centre will connect via dark fibre to Digital Realty's first data centre, which became fully operational in 2011. Together, these two facilities offer geographic diversification and increased options for diverse IT workload deployments in Singapore.

"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 at 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," he added.


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