Global banks make home at Digital Realty’s 3rd data centre in Singapore

Digital Realty has switched on Digital Loyang II (SIN12), its third data centre in Singapore which is a 50-megawatt facility that significant extends the company’s global roadmap for critical infrastructure deployments on PlatformDIGITAL. 

SIN12 is partially pre-leased to a major Singaporean multinational banking and financial services corporation, a global player 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 Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein. 

“The new facility will be one of the most energy-efficient data centres in Singapore and will help our customers realise their digital ambitions as well as their sustainability goals,” said Stein. 

Digital Loyang II is adjacent to Digital Loyang I, or SIN11.  The two facilities are connected by diverse high-count fiber routes, enabling customers in both facilities to connect directly via dark fiber cross-connects and to access numerous network and service providers.  

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 SIN11 and SIN12 facilities are 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 metres and will ultimately broaden opportunities for global enterprise customers to expand their core digital assets on PlatformDIGITAL in the key Singapore market.