China Telecom, Global Switch and Daily Tech invest $280M in new Singapore data centre

China Telecom, Global Switch and Daily Tech invest $280M in new Singapore data centre

New 25,000 sqm Singapore facility was constructed at a cost of $280 million

Credit: Global Switch

China Telecom Global, Daily Tech and Global Switch have all entered into their second strategic partnership together to launch Global Switch’s Singapore Woodlands data centre.

China Telecom Global is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, while Daily Tech is a developer and operator of data centre infrastructure across China.

Global Switch owns, operates and develops large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral data centres in Europe and Asia Pacific (APAC).

The three organisation’s came together previously to launch their Hong Kong data centre in late 2017, with the Singapore facility their second collaboration together.

The new 25,000 sqm Singapore facility was constructed at a cost of S$280 million and is located in the Woodlands district in the north of Singapore.

“Global Switch Singapore Woodlands marks our twelfth, world class data centre and has increased our footprint to 4,000,000 square feet of technical space (365,000 square metres),” said John Corcoran, CEO of Global Switch.

“It represents another important milestone for Global Switch and we are delighted to have launched this new data centre with our strategic partners China Telecom Global and Daily-Tech – reinforcing our leadership in providing the best-in-class solutions for customers’ seamless and successful business operations across the region."

The new data centre is physically distanced from the firm’s existing data centre in Tai Seng, offering an option to customers who want to explore a two-site data centre solution.

The design of the new data centre offers the lowest power usage efficiency (PUE) in Singapore at 1.34, with the average PUE in Singapore being 1.78.

Global Switch is also pursuing a leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) gold rating and a platinum BCA Green Mark from the Singapore government.

“Our tripartite partnership with Global Switch and Daily-Tech offers a range of strong and reliable data centre and ICT solutions to customers to support their globalisation roadmaps and digitisation transformation initiatives,” added Donald Tan, executive vice president of China Telecom Global.

“The Woodlands data centre services will connect perfectly to China Telecom's network resources of submarine and terrestrial cables and other data centres around the world, setting to become an important element of our worldwide IDC coverage.

“We will invest more resources and expertise in bringing professional IDC operation services to our customers globally and help them solve communications challenges they encountered in exploring the APAC market."

Operating to Tier III+ standards, the Singapore Woodlands data centre services are powered by 30MVA of utility power supply capacity, coming from two separate incoming supplies to ensure multiple layers of redundancy.

A multitude of connectivity options is also available to customers, including the ability to directly connect on a very low latency basis to the Global Switch Singapore Tai Seng data centre.

Customers will also be able to access the connectivity rich environment of the Tai Seng data centre, which also includes the Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) as well as internet services companies, from ISPs and major content owners and distributors to web portals and online social media.

“This is a milestone entry into the Southeast Asian countries’ market for Daily-Tech through our strategic business partnership,” said Li Qiang, chairman of Daily Tech.

“Customers in the region - particularly those looking to expand through China’s belt and road projects, will now find more convenient connections and access to well-managed services to support their business growth.

"This partnership offers customers commitment, a track record in servicing and bespoke services, and best practice management."

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