Next generation data centre underscores Digital Realty’s commitment to Singapore’s Smart Nation masterplan
SINGAPORE, June 2, 2016 — Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today the opening of Digital Loyang Way, the company’s next generation data centre in Singapore. The facility spans 177,000 square feet and will support 13.2 megawatts of IT load.
The Digital Loyang Way data centre is designed to accommodate a wide range of customer deployments, from cloud service providers to financial services customers, and has been engineered to meet the applicable technology risk management guidelines of the Monetary Authority ofSingapore. In addition, the new facility incorporates high-efficiency design and technology, and raises the sustainability bar for Singapore data centres through ambitious power usage effectiveness (PUE) targets, as well as eco-friendly data centre design and practices.
This premier facility will be connected to Digital Realty’s Jurong data centre on the west side of the island via both dark and lit fibre services, providing access to global tier 1 carriers, as well as the Singapore Internet Exchange. Digital Loyang Way, located on the east side of the island, will be able to provide both central-to-east and east-to-west connectivity/replication, a highly desirable feature for customers looking to host and grow their digital presence in Singapore.
“The expansion of our footprint in Singapore underscores the city-state’s unique location at the heart of the digital economy across the Asia Pacific region,” said A. William Stein, Digital Realty’s Chief Executive Officer. “The launch of our new Loyang Way facility enables us to address a growing demand for agile, open, and connected data centre solutions from our customers across Asia Pacificand around the world.”
“Data centres are a key component of the infrastructure that supports the digital economy. They enable both local and international companies to build digital capabilities and to pursue their digital transformation strategies from within Singapore,” said Ms. Thien Kwee Eng, Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).
“Digital Realty’s expansion is aligned with Singapore’s vision of becoming the digital capital ofAsia, and reinforces our position as the region’s leading data management and connectivity hub.”
The Digital Loyang Way data centre is compliant with the Singapore Building & Construction Authority (BCA) and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) environmental and energy efficiency requirements. The new facility is expected to consistently deliver PUE targets lower than the regional PUE baseline averages.
“Data centres have a meaningful role to play in driving sustainability in Singapore, and we’re proud to have been awarded the BCA-IDA Green Mark Platinum certification for Digital Loyang Way, as well as our Jurong facility,” said Edward Higase, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty. “We aim to support Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative to build a smarter and more energy-efficient Singapore by developing sustainable data centres to support the digital economy of the future.”
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data centre and colocation strategies of more than 1,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centres located throughout North America, Europe,Asia, and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. For more information about data centre solutions from Digital Realty, visit https://www.digitalrealty.asia/.
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