Pacnet opens Singapore data center with $90 million

Pacnet has opened its Singapore data center that was built with an investment of $90 million.

In a statement, Pacnet said Cloudspace II (SGCS2) will be the first data center design in Singapore to be recognized with Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification of Design Documents.

The Pacnet data center will address the rapidly growing demand for interconnected, advanced data and managed services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Enterprises such as Acclivis Technologies and Solutions (Acclivis) have committed to deploying in SGCS2 to expand their business.

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The eight-storey, 155,000-square foot standalone facility, strategically located in Paya Lebar, was built to Tier III criteria and received certification of the design documents by Uptime Institute on 4 December 2013.

“With Singapore firmly entrenched as a dynamic financial hub, the Infocomm Development Authority’s recent push to develop into a big data hub translates into a rising need for data center services,” said Mr Giles Proctor, Vice President of Data Center Construction and Operations at Pacnet.

The new data center provides colocation and connectivity services, Pacnet’s managed services, including Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) and Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN).

Available in the first quarter of 2014, PEN is an industry-first Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform that will allow customers in the SGCS2 to manage networking services virtually and build cloud-ready networks that are cost-efficient, reliable, flexible and scalable.

SGCS2 is designed to comply with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) technology risk management guidelines which address a range of potential security threats. The SGCS2 facility has undergone a threat vulnerability risk assessment (TVRA) to ensure it meets the security requirements of the financial services industry.

The newly opened data center is carrier neutral and is directly connected to Pacnet’s submarine cable networks. It boasts redundant power and cooling systems, advanced fire detection and suppression systems, as well as a latest-generation security access system.

With the addition of the facility, Pacnet is currently operating 455,000-square feet of data center space across 14 cities in the region.

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