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Savvis Opens Second Singapore Data Centre

F.Y. Teng | March 1, 2012
Strong demand for collocation and cloud services for the financial industry cited as major reason for new facility.

Cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider Savvis (owned by the third largest telecommunications company in the US, CenturyLink) released on Thursday (March 1, 2012) news of its plans to open a second data centre in Singapore. The new facility–said to be located in the industrial Jurong East area of Singapore–named SG2, will run up to 53,000 sq ft (which includes 32,000 sq ft of raised floor space) and 3.6 megawatts of power, according to Savvis executives.

They said in a statement on Thursday that “SG2 will meet the strict banking and financial regulations [of Singapore] for data center facilities,” and that “combined with the current data centre [located about 17 km away to the east of SG2] Savvis will offer a truly dual-site diversification for its client.” They also said that SG2 “is deemed suitable to host clients in the financial services industry as it has already undergone a threat vulnerability risk assessment to ensure it meets the security requirements of the financial services industry.”

Construction of SG2 is expected to commence later this month. The facility should be opened sometime in September.

 

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