Digital Realty breaks ground on third Singapore data center

27 Mar 2019

Data center, colocation and interconnection provider Digital Realty has commenced construction of its third data center facility in Singapore.

The 12,800 square meter plot of land will be the foundation of Digital Loyang II (SIN12), an expansion and further development of a Digital Loyang Connected Campus.

SIN12 will be located less than 25km from Singapore’s CBD and will capable of supporting up to 50 megawatts (MW) of IT capacity. The new facility will span a gross floor area of 34,000 square meters.

The facility is expected to be operationally ready in the second quarter of 2020.

Digital Realty has so far invested a total of $500 million developing its first two facilities in Singapore.

“The development of SIN12 reaffirms Digital Realty’s commitment to supporting Singapore's digitalization efforts and smart nation initiative,” Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein said.

“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 center platform.”

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 center in Singapore.

“Sustainability will also play a big role in the development of SIN12. Our vision is to build the greenest commercial data center within the region,” added Stein.

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