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Singtel to build a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art green data centre

Kim Chuan Telecommunications Centre 2 to set new standards in Managed Hosting Services

Singapore, 23 April 2008 - Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced today that it will build a new state-of-the-art data centre at Kim Chuan, equipped to deliver highly secure and reliable network infrastructure services. 

The Kim Chuan Telecommunications Centre 2 (KCTC-2), expected to be completed in early 2010, will offer 150,000 square feet of data centre space, making it one of the largest data centres in Singapore.  With KCTC-2, Singtel expects to extend its current leadership in the data centre industry and offer corporate customers the most innovative solutions.
 
Singtel sees the growth of higher performance computing, such as blade servers and the iN2015 government initiative, driving the demand for new data centre facilities that can support next-generation infocomm requirements. 
 
Mr Bill Chang, Singtel’s Executive Vice President for Business, said that Singtel anticipates strong demand for KCTC-2’s hosting facilities due to its strategic location, state-of-the-art infrastructure and complete infocomm service offerings. 
 
“Increasingly, customers are looking for end-to-end managed solutions that offer convenience and peace of mind.  We have brought these services together under one roof at KCTC-2 to help our customers reduce costs, as well as improve their productivity and competitiveness with maximum security and availability,” Mr Chang said.
 
Singtel’s total data centre capacity in Singapore will be increased to more than half a million square feet with the addition of KCTC-2.   The new centre will be located next to Singtel’s existing data centre at Kim Chuan and will be its fifth facility in Singapore.  The company’s local and regional data centres are inter-connected seamlessly via Singtel’s Wide Area Networks. Customers thus enjoy geographical diversity for their mission critical infocomm systems and applications. 
 
KCTC-2 will be built to Tier-4 specifications, the industry’s most stringent data centre standards. It will have high capacity power and cooling systems with full redundancy, advanced fire suppression systems and cabling infrastructure designed with diversity to ensure maximum uptime.  It can also withstand the increasing weight of sophisticated computing and data storage systems. 
 
The new KCTC-2 will be constructed to meet the recently revised requirements of the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark scheme, a green building rating system that evaluates buildings based on criteria such as energy and water efficiency, as well as environmental protection and innovation.  Singtel’s green data centre design allows customers to optimise their utility expenses while protecting the environment. 
 
Another key advantage of KCTC 2 is that it will allow customers to enjoy convenient one-stop access to Singtel’s award-winning suite of end-to-end Managed and Professional Services*. In addition, customers can leverage state-of-the-art technologies from Singtel and its partners to address their high performance computing needs, including virtualisation and smart cooling solutions.  These services help customers optimise their operations and increase the competitiveness of their businesses.
 
Mr Chang said: “The capabilities of Singtel’s data centres are critical to our customers’ businesses and are a key consideration when selecting Singapore as their regional data centre and network hub.  KCTC-2 is poised to set a new benchmark for data centre services inSingapore and demonstrates Singtel’s commitment to providing world-class Managed Hosting Services.” 
 
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Singtel Managed Services
Singtel Managed Services is a comprehensive suite of services comprising of Managed Hosting Services, Managed Converged Services, Managed Security Services, Managed Network Services and Managed Application Performance Services. These services operate seamlessly over Singtel’s converged IP platform to meet customers’ end-to-end communications and IT needs. 
 
Managed Hosting Services are offered through a pan-Asian network of world-class data centres, owned, built and operated by Singtel.  Together with its extensive global marketing alliances, Singtel has one of the largest data centre footprints in the industry.
 
In 2007, Singtel Managed Services received numerous awards including: NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Award for Best Managed Services and Computerworld Singapore Readers’ Choice Award for Best Managed Connectivity Services and Best Data Centre & Hosting Services.
 
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Singtel Professional Services is an extensive suite of consulting services to meet customers’ requirements for each phase of an IT deployment. This includes full turn-key design of ICT solutions, project management, system integration, operation and upgrade planning. Singtel provides complete lifecycle support of IT systems, enabling customers to optimise their businesses with the latest technologies and best industry practices.