Digital Realty, a global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, officially began construction of its third data centre facility in Singapore. The 12,800 square metre plot of land will be the foundation of Digital Loyang II (SIN12), an expansion and further development of a Digital Loyang Connected Campus.
“The development of SIN12 reaffirms Digital Realty’s commitment to supporting Singapore's digitalisation efforts and smart nation initiative. As more global technology brands increasingly look to expand their digital footprint, Singapore remains their preferred destination. With the addition of SIN12 to our connected campus, customers will soon be given new ways to connect, extend their reach and find new business opportunities through our global data centre platform,” said A. William Stein, Digital Realty’s Chief Executive Officer.
SIN12 will also be incorporating sustainability features into the construction of the facility that aims to lower power usage effectiveness (PUE) to between 1.2 to 1.3, making it the best PUE in a commercial data centre in Singapore.
“Sustainability will also play a big role in the development of SIN12. Our vision is to build the greenest commercial data centre within the region,” added Stein.
SIN12 will be located less than 25 kilometres from Singapore’s central business district, and will capable of supporting up to 50 megawatts (MW) of IT capacity. The new facility to be built on the site will span a gross floor area (GFA) of 34,000 square metres. So far Digital Realty has invested a total of USD 500 million developing its first two facilities in Singapore.
The facility is expected to be operationally ready in the second quarter of 2020.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce from the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, as well as members from the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA)