Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CitySpring与Shimizu合作建造新资料库

今天在 Business Times看到了这则新闻。标题只写了"New Data Center",并没写到 CitySpring。好奇之下打开一看,发现这新的资料库是由CitySpring和Shimizu合作建造,两年后会在Marsiling Lane启用。

CitySpring在这资料库的角色是“房东”,而Data Center One的1-Net是这资料库的“房客”。详细的“出租合同”还没有仔细研究。但是有一点我肯定的是,这资料库将会带给CitySpring更多的营业额和收入。

这资料库面积214,000平方尺,将于2016年第一季完成。这资料库的建造将耗资1亿3千万。这笔资金的投入,在短期内看不到任何收入。但是,当开始启用后,CitySpring会与1-Net,也是MediaCorp所拥有的子公司,保持长久的房东租客的关系。

我非常看好这项目。
第一点是,MediaCorp在新加坡是唯一的多媒体公司,非常稳定。这样的大客户,是一大信心。
第二点是,长久的租金,能够带来稳定的收入,不会因为经济风暴而大起大落。就像买高息股一样的道理。
第三点,资料在这网络媒体的时代越来越重要。资料库的容量也随着市场需求而增加。尤其是在新加坡,很多东西都需要做记录。讲求透明度的社会,流通量是很重要的。有一样很好的例子就是我们网络最要好的朋友 Google。它今天的成功,也是靠它拥有庞大的资料库。

而且,在新加坡,这家耗资亿元的项目,不会随随便便就变成了白象工程的。我非常相信它会被好好的善用。看来,如果没什么其它不利因素的话,我会在加码CitySpring,然后期待两年以后的成绩。


Building of new data centre for media industry begins

(Nov 5, 2014) - Work on Singapore's first data centre focused on providing solutions for the media industry kicked off on Tuesday.
Located at Marsiling Lane, the 214,000 square feet facility is being built for 1-Net by DataCentre One. The facility is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2016.
The centre, known as 1-Net North Data Centre (1-Net North), will serve companies and enterprises that require stable, secure infrastructure and high power for digitised content. The purpose-built centre, developed by DataCentre One Pte Ltd, a joint venture between CitySpring Infrastructure Trust and Shimizu Corporation, is up for long-term lease to 1-Net Singapore.
1-Net North will be Singapore's first data centre certified with Tier III standards for Tier Certification of Design Documents and Tier Certification of Constructed Facility by the Uptime Institute, an independent data-centre research, education and consulting organisation.The centre will offer co-location, cloud services and other related services, as well as a high-speed, high-reliability network environment between Singapore and other Asian locations.
http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/companies-markets/building-of-new-data-centre-for-media-industry-begins


CitySpring in JV to develop and lease data centre

(July 1, 2014) CITYSPRING Infrastructure Trust is forming a joint venture with architectural and engineering firm Shimizu Corporation to develop and lease a data centre, as it seeks to deepen its presence in telecommunications infrastructure.
The joint venture, in which its wholly owned subsidiary CityDC Pte Ltd will hold a 51 per cent stake, will design and build a data centre building and install all plant, mechanical and electrical equipment.
When the development works are completed and the data centre is ready for use, the joint venture will then lease the building to 1-Net, which is wholly owned by MediaCorp Pte Ltd.
Explaining the reason for the joint venture, City-Spring said that demand for data centre space has been growing more quickly than supply. "The data centre industry, both worldwide and in Singapore, has been growing steadily over the recent years as a result of growing Internet penetration into the consumer and corporate market," said CitySpring in its announcement.
Data centre space was near full utilisation rate at 92 per cent last year, and demand growth had outstripped supply growth by 3 per cent on average each year between 2010 and last year, it added. "CitySpring intends to develop and acquire a portfolio of data centres in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific if and when suitable opportunities arise."
A data centre building houses IT and telecommunication systems, and typically provides back-up power sources, strict building ambience controls and security configuration, among others.
The facility that the joint venture is to build will have four floors for data centre halls, and one floor foroffice and ancillary space.
The joint venture firm will also acquire an 8,538-sq m property that is subdivided from a Housing and Development Board (HDB) property at 2 Marsiling Lane. This has a leasehold interest of about 20 years; it intends to acquire a further lease of 10 years from HDB.
The total cost for the transaction will come up to about $130 million, which will be funded equally by equity financing and long-term debt financing. City-Spring said it will fund its proportion of the investment from internal cash reserves.
CitySpring is 37.4 per cent owned by Temasek Holdings. 1-Net is also an indirect wholly owned Temasek subsidiary.
CitySpring will be seeking the approval of its unitholders at an extraordinary meeting, with Temasek and its associates abstaining from voting.
The counter closed 0.5 cent lower at 47.5 cents yesterday, before the announcement.
http://www.stproperty.sg/articles-property/singapore-property-news/cityspring-in-jv-to-develop-and-lease-data-centre/a/170614

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