Global data center colocation company Digital Realty has officially ‘powered on’ Digital Loyang II (SIN12), its third data center in Singapore. The new, 50-megawatt SIN12 facility marks a significant extension of the company’s global roadmap.
The new data center is partially pre-leased to a major Singaporean multinational banking and financial services corporation, a global industry leader in digital banking, fintech and sustainability, along with a leading global cloud provider.
“Digital Realty’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees, partners and customers, and we are focused on ensuring that our global platform supports business continuity for all our customers especially during the challenges posed by the current global pandemic,” said Arthur William Stein, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digital Realty. “The development of our third data center in Singapore underscores our long-term commitment to supporting the country’s digital economy as well as its fast-growing fintech industry, and to help keep critical industries functioning. The new facility will be one of the most energy-efficient data centers in Singapore and will help our customers realize their digital ambitions as well as their sustainability goals.”
Digital Loyang II is adjacent to Digital Loyang I, or SIN11. The two data centers are connected by diverse fiber routes, enabling customers in both facilities to connect directly via dark fiber cross-connects and to access numerous network and service providers. The Digital Loyang data center campus is located less than 25 kilometers from Singapore’s central business district and will provide up to 50 megawatts of critical power capacity to regional and global customers.
Green Mark Certification
The new development has been designed for highly energy-efficient operation with limited water usage and environmental impact and has already achieved a Platinum certification under Singapore’s BCA Green Mark building assessment system.
The Green Mark certification scheme is a green building rating system designed to evaluate a building’s environmental impact and performance. It provides a comprehensive framework for assessing the overall environmental performance of new and existing buildings to promote sustainable design and best practices in construction and operations.
Both the existing Digital Realty SIN11 and SIN12 facilities are strategically located close to the Changi North Cable landing station, a key sub-sea Internet hub for the region. The new multi-story SIN12 facility offers a total footprint of 34,000 square meters.
“Singapore is a key global data center market and a global leader in the development and adoption of emerging technologies,” said Mark Smith, APAC Managing Director for Digital Realty. “Applications including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain technology are already being used across various industries, and 5G usage is expected to grow with the roll-out of commercial networks in the coming year. With our new facility, we are well-positioned to help our customers drive their next phase of growth.”