STT GDC to build hyperscale data center in Singapore
ST Telemedia Global Data Centers, also known as STT GDC, unveiled on December 10th, their plans to expand in Singapore’s Loyang.
Singapore has been able to establish itself as the data center hot spot of Southeast Asia, and this is clear as STT GDC announced that it will soon be starting construction on a new data center in the country. This new data center would become the seventh facility locally and become another one of over 70 around the world.
The new hyperscale facility, that will be named STT Loyang, will become STT GDC’s largest data center in Singapore to date. This new center would allow the company’s global footprint and local experience to strengthen Singapore’s position on the data center stage, and it will also support the increase in the cloud market in the region.
STT Loyang will be equipped with an IT load capacity of more than 30MW, while at the same time boasting a design that will meet the highest sustainability standard of BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum.
A recent IDC study showed that public cloud spending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, will reach US $15.08 billion by the end of this year, which has increased 35.66% from last year. And this growth is expected to continue as IDC has forecasted an annual growth rate for cloud spending in the region between 2016 and 2021 to be 32.58%.
“The exponential growth of cloud providers in this region, coupled with increasing digital transformation efforts amongst enterprises will drive demand for data center storage and compute capacity in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region in the coming years,” says STT GDC Southeast Asia CEO Clement Goh.
“STT Loyang will enable us to meet the increasing demand for capacity, while tapping on to the latest technologies and sustainable design features to ensure a low carbon footprint and optimal energy efficiency.”
The new data center is planned to be across five levels with gross floor area (GFA) exceeding 27,000 square meters, and net lettable area (NLA) being 10,000 square meters. The construction is set to begin at the beginning of 2019 with it hoped to be completed and operational by 2020.
STT GDC states that the new data center will be built with the main focus on sustainability, in this way being able to have market-leading power usage effectiveness (PUE) standards and features like high-efficiency chillers, reduced water consumption through smart design, and energy-efficient uninterruptible power supplies.
In addition, STT GDC adds that the new facility is going to be built taking in mind the most strict global standards on business continuity and security. The Tier III certified data center will offer high levels of redundancy in terms of power, storage and network capacity to provide a seamless buffer in case of any unexpected circumstances. It will also have the highest certification of Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA).