Partnering with China Telecom Global Limited (CTG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited and one of the world’s largest providers of integrated telecommunication services, and Daily-Tech, a developer and operator of data centre infrastructure across China, Global Switch, a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has launched Global Switch’s Singapore Woodlands data centre. It is the second such facility under the strategic partnership between the three companies and represents another milestone for the trio of industry leaders after the launch of their Hong Kong data centre in late 2017.
Paving the Way for the Future
Built at a cost of S$280 million, the new 25,000 square metre data centre is strategically located in the Woodlands district in the north of Singapore. It is physically distanced from the existing Global Switch Tai Seng data centre, making the facilities attractive to customers seeking a two site data centre solution. Its services are now fully available, providing customers with a resilient, mission critical environment offering multiple connectivity options for scalable and flexible solutions and a full range of ICT services.
This Singapore Woodlands data centre, which incorporates some of the latest energy efficient technologies, is a leading example of an environmentally sustainable data centre. The building is designed to a Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of 1.34, the lowest available in this country, making it the most power efficient data centre available to customers in Singapore. This PUE compares extremely favourably to the target average PUE of 1.78 set by the National Environment Agency of Singapore. In addition to its exceptional energy efficiency, the new data centre is targeting a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Rating and a Platinum BCA Green Mark.
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. The facility is also one of the most secure with a network operations centre staffed 24x7x365, complete with round-the-clock security patrols, backed by continuous CCTV surveillance and a comprehensive intruder detection system. The new data centre services have incorporated sophisticated building management systems resulting in a highly resilient environment backed up by Global Switch’s renowned Critical Environments Programme.
Uniquely, customers will benefit from a multitude of connectivity options, including the ability to directly connect on a very low latency basis to the Global Switch Singapore Tai Seng data centre. As an integral communications hub to the Asia-Pacific region, Singapore Tai Seng hosts the most diverse and network dense international telecommunications environments in the country, including uniquely a number of submarine cable systems which land directly at the facility. Customers will be able to access this connectivity rich environment, which also includes the Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) as well as all the leading internet services companies, from ISPs and major content owners and distributors to web portals and online social media.