ICN10 data centre underway in South Korea

Digital Realty

Wednesday, 01 July, 2020

ICN10 data centre underway in South Korea

A global cloud- and carrier-neutral data centre is now under construction in South Korea.

Digital Seoul 1 (ICN10), the first carrier-neutral facility in Korea, will be built on a 22,000 square foot land parcel within the Sangam Digital Media City in north-west Seoul, a newly developed urban planning zone focused on technology and media companies, designed to promote South Korea's digital economy.

The move marks a significant expansion of PlatformDIGITAL across the Asia Pacific, which will enable customers to rapidly scale digital transformation by deploying critical infrastructure with a global data centre provider.

ICN10 is designed to accommodate 12 megawatts of information technology load. The building will encompass over 162,000 square feet, spanning 12 levels. It will provide seamless connectivity, with a vibrant community of domestic and internal bandwidth and data service providers, internet transit and multiple internet access services. The facility is scheduled to be ready for customers in the fourth quarter of 2021.

"Our investment in South Korea is an important milestone on our global platform roadmap, adding coverage, capacity and connectivity capabilities to enable our customers' digital transformation strategies while demonstrating our commitment to supporting customers' future growth on PlatformDIGITAL," said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A William Stein.

"The current pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation and adoption of cloud services across the world. Customers in the Asia Pacific region are set to gain from our new ICN10 facility, as they ramp up their own digitalisation efforts."

"South Korea is one of the key digital hubs in the APAC region with a major focus on digital technology and solutions," said Mark Smith, Managing Director APAC for Digital Realty.

"Applications such as big data, artificial intelligence, 5G mobile services and the Internet of Things are already gaining momentum. South Korea is also one of the fasting growing data centre markets in the region and a strategic market for us to enter as the first global provider to build from the ground up."

Digital Realty is one of the world's largest owners, developers and operators of highly reliable data centre facilities. The new Seoul development will strengthen Digital Realty's presence within the Asia Pacific region, where the company currently operates a network of data centres located in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.

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