Digital Realty boots up 3rd data centre in Singapore

Digital Realty officially opened its third data centre in Singapore, a 50-megawatt facility dubbed “Digital Loyang II” or SIN12.

SIN12 is Digital Realty’s largest data centre in the country and will bring the company’s total committed investment to date in Singapore to over US$1 billion.  This expansion will enable local and multinational enterprises to deploy critical infrastructure and scale their digital business on PlatformDIGITAL. 

The facility is substantially pre-leased to a community of global cloud service providers, local as well as global financial services providers and Southeast Asian enterprises.

Also, the new facility will introduce next-generation colocation services for regional customers in Singapore and will further expand PlatformDIGITAL, the company’s global data centre platform.  

SIN12 will offer customers in APAC the full spectrum of colocation services and will enable them to scale their critical infrastructure on-demand within a connected data community with optimal proximity to carriers, networks and cloud service providers.  Productised solutions for network, control and data hub footprints offered on PlatformDIGITAL will help accelerate customers’ ability to rapidly scale their digital business. 

SIN12 builds upon Digital Realty’s thrust of delivering sustainable data centre developments across the globe and has already achieved a Platinum certification under Singapore’s BCA Green Mark building assessment system.  

The Green Mark certification scheme is designed to evaluate a building’s overall environmental impact and performance and provides a comprehensive framework for assessing new and existing buildings to promote sustainable design and best practices in construction and operations. 

“There’s a growing need for a combination of open interconnection and next-generation colocation that will reduce the complexity of digital transformation,” said Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein.  “Expanding our footprint in Singapore will enable us to better help our customers enhance their digital transformation efforts and scale their digital business models regionally as well as globally.” 

SIN12 will feature efficient cooling system design and controls to help minimise evaporation losses and improve water-use efficiency.  It will be equipped with turbine generators rather than diesel engines and a combination of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and lithium-ion batteries will facilitate sustainable management.  

The building management system (BMS) will monitor thousands of data points to ensure the data centre is running efficiently and providing optimal energy performance for customers.  

“Balancing digital growth with sustainability remains a key priority for the industry,” said Mark Smith, Digital Realty’s managing director in Asia Pacific.  “We’re encouraged by the recently unveiled Singapore Green Plan 2030 and the new edition of the Green Building Masterplan.”