China Mobile International (CMI) has launched a data centre in Singapore as part of plans to create a cloud network across Asia Pacific.
Built and fully-owned by CMI, the six-floor facility is the provider’s first overseas data centre and the second in its Asia Pacific cloud network.
Located in Singapore Tai Seng Industrial Park, the facility houses more than 2100 racks in a gross area of 17,490 square metres and was designed in accordance with international Tier III+ TCDD and TCCF data centre standards.
“The launch of our IDC in Singapore is a significant step forward to bring together our global IDC network,” said Dr. Li Feng, chairman and CEO of CMI. “Through extensive submarine cable resources, our Singapore IDC will meet the demands of our customers in Asia Pacific by providing low-latency and reliable services.”
The data centre connects directly to CMI’s Local Ring in Singapore and its Asia Pacific submarine cable systems, the SJC, APG and SJC2 and to the Asia-to-Europe SMW5 cable system.
According to Feng, this provides “seamless connections” within and between Asia Pacific, Indian Ocean, Europe, Middle East and Africa, giving customers "wide-ranging high-speed connectivity" through CMI’s global network resources.
“Singapore is not only a leading economic hub, but also a key Belt and Road node,” Feng added. “We are also actively deploying data centres in London and Frankfurt, which will create synergy with the Singapore data centre and further promote high-speed international connections.”
Feng said CMI also upgraded the Data Hall power specification to a full-redundancy 2N uninterrupted power supply (UPS) with 15-minute power back-up under full-load, with an N+1 diesel generator configuration with fuel storage for 24 hours under full-load.
The facility is equipped with "cutting-edge technology" including a new modular UPS system, with a chilled water double pipe system providing 24-hour continuous cooling.