Hong Kong based data center service provider Big Data Exchange (BDx), has announced its acquisition of a data center located in Paya Lebar, Singapore which was owned by Telstra.

BDx plans to upgrade the Singapore facility as part of its business model to increase PUE and drive higher efficiency. However, the data center (SIN1) currently houses 1,800 racks with a 7.3MW power capacity. SIN1 has been awarded an UpTime Tier 3+ Design Certificate, as well is SS564 GreenMark Gold Plus, TVRA, ISO27001 and PCI-DSS certified.

“Expanding into Singapore was our first choice outside of the greater China area and a strategic one on account of its proximity to other countries in Asia. Its location and connectivity advantages help BDx form a network hub designed to meet the rising internet and cloud exchange needs of our customers,” said Braham Singh, chief executive officer of BDx.

As announced, this acquisition deal has just being completed and BDx now boasts of data centers across Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore through which the company offer hybrid cloud, connectivity and colocation services to its global customers.

“This Singapore data center allows us to provide critical connectivity into the Southeast Asian market,” said David Kim, chief operating officer at BDx.

“Adding this data center to our portfolio opens up options for our customers looking to expand into Southeast Asia. They now have the ability to easily integrate both their physical and virtual infrastructures via the BDx Single Pane into a managed hybrid ecosystem, connecting our new Singapore location through a highly automated cluster of data centers globally via the BDx Federated SDN.”

In February, BDx launched the construction of a data center in Nanjing, China, which is scheduled to open in June. Upon completion, this facility will add the company’s total portfolio to seven data centers in cities across Asia.