Cloud and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions provider Digital Realty began construction on its first facility in South Korea. Digital Seoul 1 (ICN10) is also the first carrier-neutral facility in Korea. It will be built on a 22,000 square foot land within the Sangam Digital Media City in northwest Seoul. It is an urban planning zone focused on technology and media companies. ICN10 is designed to accommodate 12 MWs of IT load. The facility will encompass over 162,000 square feet, spanning twelve levels.
Fourth-quarter of 2021
According to the announcement, the data center will be ready for customers in the fourth quarter of 2021. The new facility will also expand PlatformDIGITAL across the Asia Pacific which will enable customers to rapidly scale digital transformation. Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein said,
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“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. The current pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation and the 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 digitalization efforts.”