Carrier and cloud neutral data center provider Global Switch, has just announced the launch of the final phase of its data center in the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, Hong Kong.

This latest phase of the Hong Kong data center development adds about 35,600 square meters and 58MVA of utility power supply capacity to the facility whose initial phase was launched in 2017. In total, the facility now offers up to 70,228 square meters and a total utility power supply capacity of 100MVA, becoming the largest data center in Global Switch’s portfolio.

“Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Switch team, our contractors and supply chain have worked tirelessly to ensure that the final stage of our Hong Kong data center was completed, allowing our customers to commence ramp up of their deployments on schedule,” said John Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer of Global Switch.

“We have witnessed accelerating demand in this market and in addition to completing the data center, we have also completed major fit-outs for financial services and hyperscale cloud providers.  We are delighted to support and contribute to maintaining Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s leading financial centers, as well as serving the needs of the global digital economy.”

In terms of energy, the Hong Kong facility is fed by two independent 132KV power sources with three on-site 50MVA transformers. Global Switch added that the data center is designed to be energy efficient and sustainable as part of the company’s strategy of reducing its carbon footprint, as well as helping customers meet their own climate change targets. To store energy, the data center has an installation of lithium ion batteries with over 13MW of capacity.

Global Switch further stated that the data center includes an elevated temperature free cooling system, and the data center will also benefit from thermal storage tanks which provides a total of 700m3 of thermal storage to enable continuous cooling at full load in the event of a city power failure.