LinkedIn To Open Its First International Data Center In Singapore
Dated: April 06, 2016
LinkedIn has opened its first data centre outside its domestic US market, choosing its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore as home for its latest facility. The world’s largest professional network hopes to enhance the experience for LinkedIn members and clients across the Asia Pacific region, following the surge in users which doubled to reach over 85 million members from January 2013 to end 2015. Over the same period, LinkedIn’s revenue in the region more than tripled.
“Asia Pacific is our fastest growing region in terms of member base outside of the US. We are investing to make sure we continue to provide a great experience as our business continues to grow in this region. Singapore is the natural choice for us to locate this new data centre, as it is already our Asia Pacific Head Quarters, and it offers the cutting-edge infrastructure and talent we need to continue to improve the service and global connectivity we provide to our members and clients”, Olivier Legrand, Managing Director of LinkedIn in Asia Pacific said.
The Singapore data centre would handle all online traffic in the region as well as one-third of global traffic. With 4.2 megawatts of allocated power, the site would have the same power consumption as its Oregon, data centre when the next US facility was slated to go live later this year, according to LinkedIn's director of data centre services, Michael Yamaguchi.
The smart design features we're implementing in Singapore will reduce the annual energy consumption of the data centre by a magnitude that is equivalent to powering about 100 private homes in Singapore a year