ST Telemedia Global Data Centres to build its largest data centre in Singapore

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ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has announced plans to build their latest data centres facility in Loyang, Singapore called STT Loyang.

The new site will become STT GDC’s largest data centre in Singapore the company’s seventh local facility to date. It will feature an IT load capacity of over 30MW and has been designed to meet the sustainability benchmark of BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum. One complete the site will build upon STT GDC’s existing global footprint to bolster Singapore as South East Asia’s data hub as well as supporting growing cloud demands in the region.

“The exponential growth of cloud providers in this region, coupled with increasing digital transformation efforts amongst enterprises will drive demand for data centre (DC) storage and compute capacity in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region in the coming years,” said Clement Goh, Southeast Asia CEO at STT GDC. “STT Loyang will enable us to meet the increasing demand for capacity, while tapping on to the latest technologies and sustainable design features to ensure a low carbon footprint and optimal energy efficiency.”

In addition, STT Loyang is expected to have market-leading power usage effectiveness (PUE) standards, and will include sustainable features such as high-efficiency chillers, reduced water consumption through intelligent design and energy-efficient uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).

The new Tier III DC facility will also offer high levels of redundancy in terms of power, storage, compute and network capacity in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. It will also be Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA)-certified to deliver a secure operational environment.

According to research firm IDC Asia/Pacific, public cloud spending in Asia Pacific excluding Japan is expected to reach $15.08 billion by the end of 2018, a year-on-year increase of 35.66% over 2017. Additionally, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for cloud spending in the region between 2016 to 2021 is forecast to reach 32.58%.

Construction on the five-story facility is due to begin in early 2019. Once completed it will boast a gross floor area (GFA) of over 290,000 sq ft and a net lettable area (NLA) of 107,000 sq ft. Completion is due by mid-2020.

Capacity recently spoke to STT GDC CEO, Bruno Lopez, about the company’s position as major cross-content player in the data centre market and the next opportunities for expansion.

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