Global Switch, owner, operator and developer of large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral colocation data centers in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has announced the launch of the final stage of its Hong Kong data center – located in the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.
The 100MVA data center, comprising five inter-linked buildings, is one of the largest colocation data centers in Hong Kong, as well as the largest data center in Global Switch’s data center portfolio.
This latest stage of the data center development provides an additional 35,600 square meters and 58MVA of utility power supply capacity which is immediately available. This brings the total infrastructure services of Global Switch Hong Kong to 70,228 square meters and a total utility power supply capacity of 100MVA.
Global Switch Hong Kong has energy efficiency and sustainability at the heart of its design and forms part of the Company’s ESG strategy of reducing its carbon footprint, as well as helping customers meet their own climate change targets.
The Hong Kong data center is fed by two completely independent 132kV power sources with three on-site 50MVA transformers in N+1 configuration – to meet the capacity and reliability customers require for their operations. In order to cater for all customer requirements, the data center incorporates both static uninterruptible power supplies (SUPS) with the generator back-up supply, and diesel rotary uninterrupted power supplies (DRUPS) which incorporate the standby power function.
The Hong Kong data center has one of the largest installations of lithium-ion batteries with over 13MW of capacity. Lithium batteries would benefit from a range of features including the battery health monitoring system, as well as “superior” operational cycles and faster recharging time compared to lead acid batteries.
Following the launch of the final stage of Global Switch Hong Kong, the company’s global footprint has increased to 428,000 square meters (4,600,000 square feet) with an aggregate 427MVA of utility power supply capacity.
“Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Switch team, our contractors and supply chain have worked tirelessly to ensure that the final stage of our Hong Kong data center was completed, allowing our customers to commence ramp up of their deployments on schedule,” said John Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer of Global Switch. “It is a fantastic achievement and strengthens our position as one of the leading data center providers in the region, providing our customers with rapid scalability and a full range of cloud and managed services supported by highly resilient power and cooling infrastructure and state-of-the-art security systems.”
“We have witnessed accelerating demand in this market and in addition to completing the data center, we have also completed major fit-outs for financial services and hyperscale cloud providers.,” added Mr. Corcoran. “We are delighted to support and contribute to maintaining Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s leading financial centers, as well as serving the needs of the global digital economy.”