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SINGAPORE Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) is making its biggest data centre investment in Singapore to date, with a new S$400 million facility in Jurong.
The Tier 3-Plus data centre - with an approximate gross floor area of 570,000 square feet - will meet growing demand for co-location and cloud services in Singapore. It will be completed in the third quarter of 2016.
Said Bill Chang, chief executive officer, Group Enterprise, Singtel: "This new data centre is designed to meet the critical hosting needs of the financial services industry, government agencies, and cloud and Internet service providers. 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."
The new facility will be equipped with a total power capacity of up to 36 megawatts, which is one of the highest power densities in the region.
The Jurong centre brings Singtel's network of data centres in the Asia-Pacific to 13 - nine in Singapore and two each in Hong Kong and Australia.