Hong Kong-based Big Data Exchange (BDx) is launching its new Singapore data center (SIN1) this week.

SIN1 is located at 110 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore, and was acquired by BDx from the Aussie telco Telstra, back in April.

The exterior of SIN1 – Google Maps

Formerly Telstra

After a spate of upgrades to get the facility running efficiently, SIN1 is now opening it on Thursday, July 23.

Braham Singh, BDx’s new CEO, said: “The BDx expansion into Singapore is an important addition to the BDx portfolio.

“The strategic proximity within the APAC region offers great geographical and connectivity advantages to meet the increasing Internet and cloud exchange needs of our customers.

"After a successful acquisition and months of preparation, we are thrilled to officially launch the SIN1 facility.”

The 7.3MW SIN1 houses 1,800 racks and comes with an Uptime Tier III design certificate.

Although the statement from BDx gives 7.3MW as the capacity and 1,800 the number of racks, the data center’s website describes SIN1 as a 12MW facility with 1,500 racks. We have contacted the company for clarification.

The 14,400 sq m (155,000 sq ft) data center also comes with SS564 GreenMark Gold Plus, TVRA, ISO27001, and PCI-DSS certifications.

The old Telstra building has been upgraded by BDx to increase its PUE and drive higher efficiencies. Currently, the data center is on a PUE of 1.53.