Digital Realty Opens 2nd Data Centre in Hong Kong

Digital Realty, one of the largest global providers of carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, officially opened its second data centre in Hong Kong, which gives businesses in the financial hub a significant global connectivity option.

Digital Realty Kin Chuen (HKG11) will leverage the city’s strategic location to tap into the region’s fast-growing demand for data storage, the company said. The multi-storey data centre is strategically located in Hong Kong’s developing data centre cluster in Kwai Chung, spans 21 000 square metres and can deliver up to 24 megawatts (MW) of critical information technology capacity, the company said in a statement.

It is expected to support the development of Hong Kong as a data hub on PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty’s global data centre platform for scaling digital business and drive the adoption of cloud computing services and solutions in the region. A William Stein, CEO of Digital Realty said, “Hong Kong is an international financial and trade hub in the region and represents a key connectivity gateway between Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world for global enterprises. The opening of our second data centre in Hong Kong today is set to deliver greater coverage, capacity and connectivity capabilities to meet the growing demand from enterprises looking to scale their digital footprint across Asia-Pacific and beyond.”

Mark Smith, Managing Director for APAC at Digital Realty said, “We can expect the volume of data exchange and the corresponding demand for data centre services in Hong Kong to continue their upward trajectories over the next few years. Our new facility today comes at an opportune moment and will go a long way towards supporting the digital aspirations of our customers in China, the broader Asia-Pacific region and globally.”

Digital Realty’s global data centre footprint gives customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with 291 facilities in 47 metros across 24 countries on six continents. Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion congratulated Digital Realty on the opening of its new data centre in Hong Kong and said: “Hong Kong as an international business hub has sophisticated high-tech infrastructure, tech professionals, reliable power supply, and robust enforcement of data privacy and security. It is an ideal location for data centre operators, like Digital Realty, to expand in the region.”

Venkatesh Ganesh

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