IBM Leases Singapore Data Center

IBM has signed a lease for data center space in a Singapore facility operated by Digital Realty Trust, the two companies said Wednesday. Big Blue will lease Turn-Key Datacentre space in Digital Realty’s 370,500-square foot property at 29A International Business Park in Jurong East.

“We have a strong working relationship with Digital Realty Trust, which is founded on the flexibility and reliability of its Turn-Key Datacentre solution,” said Lilian Hwang, Country Manager for Information Technology Services at IBM Singapore. “This valuable partnership has allowed IBM to better meet the needs of customers through accelerating the deployment of new data centres while reducing capital costs.”

Other companies leasing space in the building include SoftLayer Technologies and Adobe Systems (ADBE). The Singapore building is Digital Realty’s first project in the Asia Pacific region, where the company has several additionalprojects under development.

“We are delighted that IBM has once again chosen to work with Digital Realty for its mission-critical data centre facility in Singapore,” said Kris Kumar, Regional Head, Asia Pacific, for Digital Realty. “Singapore plays an important role as one of the multinational commercial and financial hubs in the APAC. We are continuing to see strong demand here for our data centre solutions from new and existing global enterprises customers, such as IBM.

“We have made a similar commitment to the Australian market with the acquisition of two development sites earlier this year, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne,” Kumar added. “As the groundbreaking on our first project in Sydney approaches, we are nearly fully staffed there with local personnel who have deep roots in the Australian market and unmatched data centre expertise. We look forward to delivering the same high quality, flexible and reliable data centre solutions to Australian customers looking to expand and/or consolidate their IT systems with a long-term, financially sound partner.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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