30 Apr '12, 8am

2 new data centres open in Singapore, in response to the growing need for cloud computing services

By Grace Chng, Senior Correspondent A growing need for cloud computing services provided over the Internet has spawned two large, brand new data centres in Singapore. The centres, opened last Friday, provide cloud computing services such as software applications and data archiving and storage. One of them is Japanese giant NTT Communications' (NTT Com) fourth data centre in Singapore. Called Serangoon Data Centre, the 5,000 sq m structure was designed and built by the company and cost about $190 million. The other one is NEC STEE Cloud Services' (NSCS) first data centre in South-east Asia, which will kick-start its cloud computing business in the Asia-Pacific region. A joint venture set up in 2011 between NEC Asia Pacific and ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems), NSCS did not say how big the centre is or how much it cost to set up. NTT Com's Serangoon Data Centre will ta...

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