Hong Kong firm Big Data Exchange (BDx) has bought a Telstra data center located in Paya Lebar.

Braham Singh, the newly-appointed BDx CEO, said: “Expanding into Singapore was our first choice outside of the greater China area and a strategic one on account of its proximity to other countries in Asia.

“Its location and connectivity advantages help BDx form a network hub designed to meet the rising Internet and cloud exchange needs of our customers.”

The Uptime Tier III data center houses 1,800 racks with a 7.3MW power capacity. BDx plans to improve the site's PUE and make the facility more efficient.

David Kim, COO at BDx, said: “This Singapore data center allows us to provide critical connectivity into the Southeast Asian market.

“Adding this data center to our portfolio opens up options for our customers looking to expand into Southeast Asia.

“They now have the ability to easily integrate both their physical and virtual infrastructures via the BDx Single Pane into a managed hybrid ecosystem, connecting our new Singapore location through a highly automated cluster of data centers globally via the BDx Federated SDN.”

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Growing the portfolio

The acquisition comes a few months after BDx's announcement of a data center in Nanjing, China.

Set to launch in June 2020, the facility will be BDx’s eighth data center, the company also has facilities in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London.

Bill Gao, CEO of BDx at the time, said: "Our new Nanjing data center is strategically located in the geographic center of the newly defined Yangtze River Delta, China's richest region and the country’s biggest import and export base.

"Its location and connectivity help BDx form a network hub designed to meet the rising Internet and cloud exchange demands from international and domestic customers."