Singapore: Pacnet Opens Its BCA Green Mark-certified Data Center

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Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated network and technology solutions in Asia-Pacific, today officially opened CloudSpace II (SGCS2), the first data centre design in Singapore to be recognised with Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification of Design Documents.

The US$90 million facility is one of Pacnet’s flagship data centres built to help meet the rapidly growing demand for interconnected, advanced data and managed services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Leading multinational companies and local enterprises such as Acclivis Technologies and Solutions (Acclivis) have already committed to deploying in SGCS2 to expand their business.

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

The facility is also designed in accordance with the BCA Green Mark scheme – the equivalent to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the US Green Building Council.

Vice President of Data Centre Construction and Operations at Pacnet, Giles Proctor said: “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 centre services.

Proctor said Pacnet hoped to continue grow along with the Lion City in the years ahead.

The new flagship data centre not only provides customers with co-location and connectivity services, it also offers them access to 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 high performance and cloud-ready networks that are cost-efficient, reliable, flexible and scalable.

Officiating at the opening ceremony of SGCS2 today, Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said, “Singapore is committed to being Asia’s preeminent place for doing business. New data centres that assist companies to anchor themselves in Singapore to reach half the world’s population are always welcome here.

“We are therefore pleased that Pacnet has chosen to base its latest state-of-the-art facility in Singapore.”


Source: Bernama

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