Digital Realty opens second data center in HK
Digital Realty, one of the largest global providers of carrier- and cloud-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, officially opened its second data center in Hong Kong on Wednesday (Nov. 17). 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 multi-storey data center is strategically located in Hong Kong's developing data center cluster in Kwai Chung, spans 21,000 square meters 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 center platform for scaling digital business, and drive the adoption of cloud computing services and solutions in the region.
The Managing Director for APAC at Digital Realty, Mark Smith, said, "We can expect the volume of data exchange and the corresponding demand for data center 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."
"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 center operators, like Digital Realty, to expand in the region," said Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion.