Digital Realty to build second data centre in Hong Kong

Digital Realty has announced the development of a new, carrier-neutral data centre in Hong Kong – to be named Digital Realty Kin Chuen (HKG11). This move marks another significant expansion of PlatformDIGITAL across Asia Pacific, following the recent groundbreaking of Digital Realty’s new data centre in Seoul, Korea.

The new HKG11 facility will support the continued growth of Hong Kong as a key technology and data hub and drive the adoption of cloud computing services and solutions across the region. It is expected to be ready for global and regional customers by mid-2021. 

“Our investment in Hong Kong is another important milestone on our global platform roadmap, enabling customers’ digital transformation strategies while demonstrating our commitment to supporting their future growth on PlatformDIGITAL,” said A. William Stein, CEO of Digital Realty. “As we continue to expand in Asia, the launch of our second facility in Hong Kong underscores its importance as a major data hub, providing customers with the coverage, capacity and connectivity requirements to support their digital ambitions.” 

Digital Realty entered Hong Kong in 2012 with the acquisition of Digital TKO (HKG10), located within the Tsueng Kwan O industrial estate and capable of delivering up to 18 MW of critical IT capacity. The new HKG11 facility is strategically located in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong’s rapidly developing new data centre cluster and the primary auxiliary location outside Tseung Kwan O, providing the ability to cater to diverse, multi-site workloads. 

Upon completion, the new, 21,000 sq m building will deliver up to 24 MW of critical IT capacity. It will feature up to a total of 12 floors, eight of which will be dedicated for customer deployments. The data centre will also offer excellent connectivity through close access to various facilities-based operators. 

“Hong Kong is a regional leader in cloud readiness and has significant potential for further cloud adoption along with a strong base of customers with an appetite for digital technologies,” said Mark Smith, managing director for Asia Pacific at Digital Realty. “We are delighted to launch our new facility, which will go a long way towards meeting the rapidly growing demand and bringing value to customers across the region, especially from China.”  

Digital Realty is one of the world’s largest owners, developers and operators of data centre facilities. The new Hong Kong development will strengthen the company’s presence within the Asia Pacific region, where the it currently operates a network of data centres located in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, and recently broke ground on its first facility in Seoul.

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