Digital Realty is building a new data center in Hong Kong, its second in the administrative region.

HKG11 will be a 21,000 sq m (210,000 sq ft) building and hold up to a 24MW of IT capacity. It is expected to be online in mid-2021, around the same time as Digital's upcoming Seoul facility in South Korea.

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Digital's HKG11 – Digital Realty

Hong Kong expansion

In 2012, Digital acquired its first Hong Kong data center on the Tseung Kwan O industrial estate, HKG10, capable of up to 18MW of IT capacity.

Its planned sister facility, HKG11, is located at the nearby but separate Kwai Chung district in Hong Kong, and will operate as an auxiliary to HKG10.

Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein, said: "Our investment in Hong Kong is another important milestone on our global platform road map, enabling customers' digital transformation strategies while demonstrating our commitment to supporting their future growth on PlatformDIGITAL.

"As we continue to expand in Asia, the launch of our second facility in Hong Kong underscores its importance as a major data hub, providing customers with the coverage, capacity, and connectivity requirements to support their digital ambitions."

The HKG11 facility will be built up to a total of 12 floors, eight of which will be dedicated to customer deployments.

Mark Smith, Digital Realty MD for Asia Pacific, said: "Hong Kong is a regional leader in cloud readiness and has significant potential for further cloud adoption along with a strong base of customers with an appetite for digital technologies.

"We are delighted to launch our new facility, which will go a long way towards meeting the rapidly growing demand and bringing value to customers across the region, especially from China."

Aside from Hong Kong, Digital is also establishing facilities in Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Sydney, and Melbourne.