Digital Realty announced today that it has officially “powered on” Digital Loyang II (SIN12), the company’s third data center in Singapore.

The facility is a five story building located on Loyang Way which spans a total footprint of 34,000 square meters and can offer up to 50MW of critical power capacity. Digital Loyang II or SIN12 is sited adjacent to Digital Loyang I (SIN11) with an established direct fiber connection between the facilities. The company already has a relationship with Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) since 2018 to provide local peering at Digital Realty’s Singapore data center facilities in Jurong West (SIN10) and Loyang Way (SIN11).

“Digital Realty’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees, partners and customers, and we are focused on ensuring that our global platform supports business continuity for all our customers especially during the challenges posed by the current global pandemic,” said A. William Stein, CEO of Digital Realty.

“The development of our third data center in Singapore underscores our long-term commitment to supporting the country’s digital economy as well as its fast-growing fintech industry, and to help keep critical industries functioning. The new facility will be one of the most energy-efficient data centers in Singapore and will help our customers realize their digital ambitions as well as their sustainability goals.”

According to the company, Digital Loyang II has been partially pre-leased to a major Singaporean multinational banking and financial services corporation, along with a leading global cloud provider.

“Singapore is a key global data center market and a global leader in the development and adoption of emerging technologies,” said Mark Smith, APAC Managing Director for Digital Realty.

“Applications including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain technology are already being used across various industries, and 5G usage is expected to grow with the roll-out of commercial networks in the coming year.”