Web hosting provider Pacnet announced on Tuesday it has made a $90 million investment to build a new Tier III data center in Singapore to meet the region’s accelerating demand for connected, advanced data center and managed services.
The new data center will build on Pacnet’s strategic initiatives to focus on managed services deployed in data centers and using its substantial network assets throughout Asia to serve enterprise and carrier customers.
“As one of the world’s most dynamic economic and financial hubs, Singapore continues to have appetite for data center services, and supply has struggled to keep up,” said Jim Fagan, president of managed services at Pacnet. “This new facility not only provides customers with data center and connectivity services in Singapore, but gives them access to Pacnet’s broad portfolio of managed services, allowing them to interconnect their data requirements throughout Asia.”
Located in the Paya Lebar area, the eight-storey, 157,000 square foot standalone data center will meet Tier III data center standards.
Set for completion in the fourth quarter of 2013, the facility will be compliant with standards of the BCA Green Mark certification, Singapore’s equivalent of the LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The new data center is designed to support customer requirements for high-power density needs through the supply of 12 MVA utility connections, which is upgradable to 15MVA.
The data center will be capable of supporting 1,500 high power density racks with an initial IT load of 6 MW.
The carrier neutral data center will be directly connected to Pacnet’s wholly-owned submarine cable networks with fully redundant power and cooling systems, advanced fire detection and suppression systems, as well as security access systems.
Pacnet has over 300,000 square feet of data center space across 16 cities in the region, all of which are interconnected by the company’s high speed network.
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