By Paul Mah, DatacenterDynamics
December 13, 2017
Global Switch today launched its latest data center in Hong Kong, the company’s eleventh globally. Located at the Tseung Kwan O (TKO) Industrial Estate, the new HK$5 billion facility is offering a full range of cloud and managed services to customers, supported by resilient power and cooling infrastructure.
When fully developed, the Hong Kong data center will provide 71,000 square meters of gross space and access to 100MVA of utility power. As we reported previously, China Telecom is the facility’s anchor tenant. Construction of the second phase is already underway, and is scheduled for completion in 2019.
The data center is located adjacent to the Tseung Kwan O cable landing station, and is close to another two major submarine cable landing stations as well as the Hong Kong Stock Exchange hosting facility. It will offer biometric security, as well as network security services including anti-DDoS.
According to the technical specifications (pdf), the facility has a raised floor height of 0.9 meters with a 6-meter slab to slab height, which Global Switch says offers exceptional power densities for customers. It is cooled using a chilled water cooling system. The operator says it is targeting a PUE of 1.5, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating, and a Hong Kong Green Building Council’s BEAM Plus gold rating.
“The new data center will be one of Hong Kong’s largest carrier and cloud neutral facilities and one of the region’s most advanced. Its state-of-the-art carrier and cloud capabilities offer our current and future customers unprecedented opportunities to streamline and grow their businesses,” said John Corcoran, CEO of Global Switch.
“Global Switch is honored and excited to be playing a central role in the continued development of Hong Kong, and its expansion as a core hub for China and the rest of the region in IT infrastructure and cloud computing.”