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Frost & Sullivan names Digital Realty a leader in Singapore data center services

Thu 20 Jan 2022

Frost & Sullivan has presented Digital Realty with the 2021 Competitive Strategy Leadership Award for the Singapore data center services industry, an achievement that recognises Digital Realty’s innovation and disruption.

Frost & Sullivan vice president Nischal Khorana acknowledges that Singapore continues to be the single largest data center colocation services market in Southeast Asia, though a moratorium is putting strain on the supply chain.

 “By aligning itself to the changing market scenario, Digital Realty demonstrated a robust competitive strategy in the service provider ecosystem. Its strategic investments in footprint expansion and a connected campus approach enable it to address the growing demand for best-in-class colocation services and scalability.”

Digital Realty currently manages US$1 billion investment in Singapore, comprising three data centers and 400,000 square feet of floor space in total. 

The data centers include Digital Loyang II (SIN12), a facility that provides 50MW of IT capacity to the country and puts sustainability at the core of its operations. SIN12 currently has a power usage effectiveness of 1.25 and boasts a Green Mark Platinum certification from the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.

Frost & Sullivan notes that Digital Realty also invests in security, particularly across data center location, infrastructure, and interconnected work. The firm also highlights security features including multi-factor authentication, access authorization, systems and equipment monitoring, CCTV, and mandatory security checks for visitors.

According to Digital Realty APAC managing director Mark Smith, the industry will continue to grow rapidly.

“Increasing digitalization, the move towards hybrid working models and a growing demand for connectivity. Digital Realty’s global data center platform, PlatformDIGITAL will play a key role in meeting the growing needs of our customers, by providing regional and global enterprises with a way to overcome the challenge of data gravity and future-proof their businesses as they expand their digital footprint in this thriving region.”

PlatformDigital also caught the attention of Frost & Sullivan. Khorana notes, “PlatformDIGITAL maintains its market positioning by enhancing customer value through a data center platform for global coverage, capacity, and ecosystem connectivity needs. The company’s strong focus on sustainability, driven by multiple initiatives, empowers the data center service provider to create strategic differentiation and bolster its customer value proposition.”

Frost & Sullivan says Digital Realty has a strong global footprint whilst demonstrating sustainability and performance.

“Digital Realty earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2021 Singapore Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the data center services market.”

The Competitive Strategy Leadership Award analyses firms in terms of their strategy innovation and customer impact in areas such as strategy effectiveness, brand equity, customer service experience, stakeholder integration, and other areas.
 

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