Is Singapore fast becoming a data centre hub in the region? It seems to be so. Reason: data centres are mushrooming in the city state. This is happening due to an uptick in the demand for services such as cloud computing and increased consumption of content over the Internet.
For example, in April this year, two brand new data centres started operations in Singapore. One is by Telco operator NTT which unveiled a data centre located at the North Serangoon suburb in Singapore. Built to Tier 3 specifications, the data centre building stands at five floors high and offers 5,000 sq m of rack space, with some 2,500 racks. The other data centre is NEC STEE Cloud Services' (NSCS) first data centre in South-east Asia. It is part of a joint venture between NEC Asia Pacific and ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems).