Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced today that it has invested S$400 million to build a Tier 3-Plus data centre in Jurong to meet the growing demand for co-location and cloud services in Singapore.
This will bring Singtel's network of data centres in Asia Pacific to 13 - nine in Singapore and two in Hong Kong and Australia respectively.
According to a media statement, the network-ready data centre features secure, high-grade private and co-location data hosting capabilities. To be completed in the third quarter of 2016, the new facility can host an array of new technologies, from cloud solutions, smart applications, to different platforms for analytics.
Equipped with a total power capacity of up to 36 megawatts, it enables customers to deploy and scale virtualisation and blade servers more efficiently, according to future needs. Incorporating the Building and Construction Authority Green Mark Platinum standard for green efficiency and environmental impact, the new facility also comprises an integrated climate control system and a critical cooling system using recycled NEWater, running on energy-efficient equipment. To optimise and manage energy consumption and costs, customers can use the centre's Infrastructure Management tools.
Additionally, with the rise of cyber threats, users can leverage Singtel's cyber security capabilities to secure their cloud infrastructure, data and networks hosted at the centre. In fact, the centre is designed to meet the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Technology Risk Management guidelines that address existing and emerging risks which confront financial institutions.
"This new data centre is designed to meet the critical hosting needs of the financial services industry, government agencies, and cloud and Internet service providers. It enables Singtel to attract and host world-class cloud players in Singapore and position the country as a global hub for cloud computing and innovation," said Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise.
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