Significant investment to build new facility slated to come online in late 2013
Pacnet has announced a US$90 million investment to build a new Tier III data center in Singapore to meet the region’s accelerating demand for connected, advanced data center and managed services. The new facility will build on strategic initiatives that Pacnet previously announced to focus on managed services deployed in data centers and leveraging its substantial network assets throughout Asia to serve Enterprise and Carrier customers.
According to Frost & Sullivan, the Singapore data center services market is expected to grow from US$223 million in 2010 to US$550.3 million in 2017, at a compound annual growth rate of 13.8 percent.
Strategically 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.