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Singapore is the most robust Asian market for data centres

Its 370 MW IT power supply for data centres is the largest in the world.

Singapore is the most robust country for data centres in Asia as it scored 84.50 out of 100 in Cushman & Wakefield’s Data Center Risk Index.

According to the index, Singapore ranked strongly for network infrastructure, diverse connectivity to major APAC markets, its pro-business environment and political stability.

The index identifies the top risks likely to affect data centre business operations.

Singapore currently has the largest capacity for data centres, with a current total supply of 370 megawatts (MW) of IT power supply amongst co-location operators.

Around 59 MW of IT power is also readily available for data centre use, and 103 MW can be converted into IT power within three to six months should demand to keep pace.

The Lion City also saw an influx of new data centre capacity in the last two years, with an additional 130 MW on top of the existing capacity of 240 MW at the beginning of 2015.

Its Smart Nation initiative should also allow it to expand its capacity by 100 MW as the government pushes for a national digital transformation program, Cushman & Wakefield said.

"Local data center providers such as Singtel, Keppel Data Centres and ST Telemedia stand to be the primary beneficiaries of this, while the international data center providers will continue to focus on winning international deals from medium to large enterprises coming into Singapore," the firm said.

Meanwhile, on the supply front, data centre supply in Singapore will grow by 15-18% in the next year.

Cushman & Wakefield estimates that data centre occupancy rates will reach 70% by the end of 2018.

As operators are not required to fit out data centres immediately upon building completion, it allows them the flexibility to ramp up their supply to accommodate new orders. 

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