Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) is making its biggest data center investment in Singapore to date with a new $282 million (S$400M), Tier 3-Plus data center in Jurong to meet growing demand for colocation and cloud hosting services in Singapore.
With an approximate gross floor area of 570,000 square feet, the network-ready data center features secured, “high-grade” private and colocation data hosting capabilities. To be completed in the third quarter of 2016, it can host an array of new technologies from cloud hosting solutions, smart applications to different platforms for analytics.
“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 Mr. Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise. “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.”
This new data center facility brings Singtel’s network of data centers in Asia Pacific to 13 – nine in Singapore and two each in Hong Kong and Australia. “This enlarged footprint enables businesses to use Singtel’s regional hosting capabilities to grow and connect their operations within Singapore and the region, seamlessly,” added Mr. Bill Chang.
The data center’s capability, combined with Singtel’s suite of managed network, hybrid cloud and professional services would meet customers’ ICT needs under one roof. In addition, customers can enjoy Singtel’s Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (VPN) 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.