Digital Realty opens second data centre in Hong Kong (with photo)
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 of critical information technology capacity. It is expected to support the development of Hong Kong as a data hub on PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty's first-of-its-kind global data centre platform for scaling digital business, and drive the adoption of cloud computing services and solutions in the region.
The Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty, Mr A William Stein, 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."
The Managing Director for APAC at Digital Realty, Mr Mark Smith, 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."
Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion Mr Charles Ng congratulated Digital Realty on the opening of its new data centre in Hong Kong. He 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."
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL, the company's global data centre platform, provides customers with a trusted foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture solution methodology for scaling digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. 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. For more information, please visit digitalrealty.com.
About Invest Hong Kong
Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services for overseas and Mainland companies. For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.
For a photo, please visit: www.flickr.com/photos/investhk/albums/72157720112276242.
Ends/Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Issued at HKT 11:00
Issued at HKT 11:00