Digital Realty is to develop a second data center in Seoul, South Korea.

The company has bought a land parcel in Gurae-dong, Gimpo City in northwest Seoul. The company said it plans to develop up to 64MW of data center capacity on the site.

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– Digital Realty

Digital Seoul 2 (ICN11) will be a multi-story facility totaling 970,000 square feet. The data center is due to come online by the first half of 2023.

“South Korea is one of the world's largest economies and represents a significant opportunity to extend coverage, capacity and connectivity options for the world's leading enterprise customers and service providers,” said Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein. “Our continued investment in the country supports the delivery of carrier-neutral solutions to enable the digital transformation strategies of local and global customers in the region.”

The parcel is located approximately 23 kilometers from Digital Seoul 1 (ICN10), Digital Realty's first facility in South Korea. First announced in 2019, the 10-story 129,000 sq ft (120,00 sq m) facility is currently under construction and scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2021.

"The launch of ICN11 is an integral part of our go-to-market strategy in South Korea and is expected to go a long way towards meeting the rapidly growing demand and bringing value for customers across the region," said Jay Weon Khym, Digital Realty Country Manager for Korea.

"Current and future customers on our carrier-neutral campus in one of the world's most innovative economies will have access to greater coverage, capacity, and connectivity capabilities to unlock the true potential of digital transformation."

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