SingTel to build $285m data center in Singapore

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Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) is making its biggest data center investment in Singapore to date, into a new S$400 million ($285 million) facility.

With the Tier 3-Plus facility in Jurong, the company will aim to meet growing demand for co-location and cloud services in Singapore.

“This new data center is designed to meet the critical hosting needs of the financial services industry, government agencies, and cloud and internet service providers,” said Bill Chang, CEO of Group Enterprise at SingTel.

“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.”

With an approximate gross floor area of 570,000 square feet, the network-ready data center features secure, high-grade private and co-location data hosting capabilities. To be completed in the third quarter of 2016, it can host an array of new technologies from cloud solutions, smart applications to different platforms for analytics.

This new facility brings SingTel’s network of data centers in Asia Pacific to 13 – nine in Singapore and two each in Hong Kong and Australia.

The facility is equipped with a total power capacity of up to 36 megawatt. This high power density enables customers to deploy and scale virtualization and blade servers more efficiently.

Also, with cyber threats on the increase, users can leverage SingTel's cyber security capabilities to secure their cloud infrastructure, data and networks hosted at the center.

The center’s capability, combined with SingTel's suite of managed network, hybrid cloud and professional services can meet customers’ ICT needs under one roof.

In addition, customers can enjoy SingTel’s Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network and public Internet connectivity services. They can also use SingTel's quick turn-on, pay-as-you-use Software-Defined networking solution, which puts the management of networks in their hands.

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