Oct 3, 2020

Chayora opens Singapore office, appoints EVP Sales for APAC

data centre
Chayora
APAC
colocation
Scott Birch
2 min
Infrastructure investor, developer and operator of hyperscale data centre campuses Chayora appoints James McCartney, previously at Telstra, as EVP Sales
Infrastructure investor, developer and operator of hyperscale data centre campuses Chayora appoints James McCartney, previously at Telstra, as EVP Sales...

Chayora Limited has appointed James McCartney as Executive Vice President of Sales (APAC), based in Singapore, where the company is also opening a regional office.  

McCartney joins Chayora – an infrastructure investor, developer and operator of hyperscale data centre campuses in China – from Telstra, where he held a senior customer-focused role developing cloud and data centre strategies and solutions.

McCartney will draw on his 15 years of experience to develop Chayora’s APAC customer base, including leading engagements with colocation strategic partners. Priorities will be focusing on APAC customer relationships and leading the engagement with Telstra as Chayora’s strategic partner for colocation.

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“Having James join our team is a recognition of Chayora’s continuing successful growth and enables us to expand particularly within the financial services and hyperscale cloud sectors and to develop meaningful long-term relationships with our customers operating out of Singapore,” said Oliver Jones, Co-Founder and CEO, Chayora. “We look forward to deploying James’ expertise across the APAC region.”

Chayora is opening a new office in the Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore, to support further growth in the region. 

“I’m excited to be joining the dedicated Chayora team that Oliver and Jonathan have built in China and around the world,” said McCartney. “This is a critical time when we’re seeing the greatest demand for digital infrastructure and mass adoption of cloud platforms, services, and solutions. Especially with regulatory changes that govern the financial services sector, I look forward to supporting our financial institutional customers to enable them to expand their business in greater China.”

The Singapore office follows the opening of a Shanghai office in June this year as Chayora continues its expansion into the digital infrastructure market in China.

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Jun 22, 2021

NKG1 opens BDx Nanjing data centre campus

BDx
datacentres
COVID-19
Infrastructure
2 min
Big Data Exchange (BDx) launches the first phase of its Nanjing data centre campus in China with the opening of NKG1.

Big Data Exchange (BDx), a pan-Asian data centre company has launched its Nanjing data centre campus in China with the opening of its first facility, NKG1. The company said they “celebrated” the launch of the campus, located in the Yangtze River Delta, one of the nation's richest regions and its largest import and export base. 

Following its certificate of completion from the Urban and Rural Construction Bureau of Jiangning District in Nanjing City, the NKG1 campus is “now serving customers”. Construction on the Nanjing campus began in February last year. 

"We worked through the challenges of completing a major construction project during the peak of the pandemic because customers were anticipating this launch to support an unprecedented surge of growth and capacity requirements”, said Bill Gao, EVP & Chief Executive Officer of BDx Greater China. 

"The launch of NKG1 enables BDx to have new world-class data centre infrastructure in China. It also lays a solid foundation for BDx to provide OTTs, financial services institutions, and Fortune 500 MNC customers with high reliability, high redundancy, and low latency solutions”, he added. 

What does the NKG1 data centre include?

According to BDx, the NKG1 facility is the first data centre in the city to earn the Uptime Institute Tier III Certification of Design Documents and offers 4MW of IT power for colocation. NKG1 is powered by two separate 10-kilovolt feeders from two substations that aim to provide the NKG campus with 60MVA of total power sanctioned from the grid.

During COVID-19, BDx says that its design and construction team focused on safety to ensure that the project was completed safely and without incident. This enabled the company to add critical capacity to this region and respond to the accelerated shift to digital environments that caused a surge in demand for data center services. “Research shows that demand hasn't dropped as the economy reopens”, BDx said. 

The launch of NKG2

Due to rising demand in China’s data centre market, BDx plans to launch the second phase of its Nanjing campus, NKG2, by the end of this year. “NKG2 is designed to be minimally manned and almost lights-out — a reigning philosophy across BDx's data center cluster. In addition, its highly automated features make for a more sustainable data center environment”, the company said.

 

 

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