Pacnet to invest $90 million for Tier III data center in Singapore

Infotech Lead Asia: Pacnet will invest $90 million to build a new Tier III data center in Singapore.

The new data center will address the region’s demand for connected, advanced data center and managed services.

Pacnet on Tuesday said the new facility is part of Pacnet’s strategic initiatives to focus on managed services deployed in data centers and leveraging its network assets throughout Asia to serve Enterprise and Carrier customers.

Singapore has the appetite for data center services. Singapore data center services market is expected to grow from $223 million in 2010 to $550.3 million in 2017, at a compound annual growth rate of 13.8 percent, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Jim Fagan, president of Managed Services at Pacnet, said: “This new facility not only provides customers with data center and connectivity services in Singapore, but gives them access to Pacnet’s portfolio of managed services, allowing them to interconnect their data requirements throughout Asia.”

Located in the Paya Lebar area, the eight-storey, 157,000 square foot standalone facility will meet Tier III data center standards and is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The facility will be compliant with standards of the BCA Green Mark certification, Singapore’s equivalent of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The new data center is designed to support customer requirements for high-power density needs through the supply of 12 MVA utility connections (upgradable to 15MVA). It will be capable of supporting 1,500 high power density racks with an initial IT load of 6 Megawatts.

The facility will be carrier neutral and will be directly connected to Pacnet’s wholly-owned submarine cable networks with fully redundant power and cooling systems, advanced fire detection and suppression systems, as well as state-of-the-art security access systems.

Pacnet currently operates over 300,000 square feet of data center space across 16 cities in the region that are interconnected by Pacnet’s high speed network.

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