Singtel has announced it is to build a new S$400 million ($285 million) data centre in Singapore in order to meet growing demand for co-location and cloud services in the Lion City.
The Tier 3-Plus facility in Jurong enables Singtel to attract and host world-class cloud players in Singapore, thus position the country as a global hub for cloud computing and innovation, the firm said in a statement.
"This new data centre is designed to meet the critical hosting needs of the financial services industry, government agencies, and cloud and Internet service providers," said Bill Chang, chief executive officer, Group Enterprise.
Boasting approximately 570,000 square feet of gross floor area, the network-ready data centre features secure, high-grade private and co-location data hosting capabilities.
Singtel aims to have the centre up and running by the third quarter of 2016. Once completed, it will be able to host an array of new technologies from cloud solutions, smart applications to different platforms for analytics.
The new facility means Singtel now has 13 data centres in Asia Pacific – nine in Singapore and two each in Hong Kong and Australia.
"This enlarged footprint enables businesses to use Singtel's regional hosting capabilities to grow and connect their operations within Singapore and the region, seamlessly," Chang explained.
The centre is also backs up Singtel's strong commitment to Singapore's cyber security network, with users able to leverage the firm's cyber security capabilities to secure their cloud infrastructure, data and networks hosted at the centre.
The centre's capability, together with Singtel's suite of managed network, hybrid cloud and professional services mean customers can fulfil all their ICT needs under one roof, the telco claimed.