TM One to offer comprehensive data centre capacity to M'sian government
By Digital News Asia May 24, 2022
- To launch 10th data center, anticipated to be unveiled in Q3 2022
- Cloud Connect to facilitate government transformative journey
TM One, the enterprise and public sector business arm of Telekom Malaysia Group (TM) continues to expand its data centre portfolio now that the government’s Cloud Framework Agreement (CFA) is formalised,
In a statement, the company said the appointed cloud service providers (CSPs) and managed service providers (MSPs) must now demonstrate their strategic offerings to potential clients.
As the sole local CSP, TM One’s established in-country data centres, infrastructure and services ensure that all operations and transactions are independent of foreign regulations or third-party policies and requirements – which imparts greater agility and trust in the migration and supervision of government and citizen data.
Imri Mokhtar (pic), group chief executive officer of TM, said “Investing into the growth of our data centres will enable us to manage the volumes of public data throughout and after the migration process.
“Our locally-based infrastructure and cloud services also enable us to support the unique needs of the Malaysian government, especially on data sovereignty,” he said.
With several carrier-neutral data centre facilities in Malaysia and one in Hong Kong that operate as multi-cloud providers for various hyperscalers, TM One is on course to launch its tenth centre, which the company said will be a Tier III/Rated 3 Data Centre, anticipated to be unveiled in Q3 2022.
With no less than three megawatt of power and the ability to accommodate 700 equipment racks, this data centre will aim to improve power efficiency through its cooling system design which runs on modular air-cooled chillers, it added.
Across the board, TM One said it will continue to strive towards achieving lower Power Usage Effectiveness while meeting the SLA of the customers.
Shazurawati Abd Karim (pic), executive vice president of TM One, said this latest edition to TM One’s data centres will include enhanced data security capabilities through TM One’s Cyber Defence Centre, addressing the government’s potential risk areas including cybersecurity, compliance, privacy, ethics and social responsibility.
“To facilitate the transformative journey of individual government agencies, TM One’s professional services team, along with our partner MSP, Cloud Connect, will work closely with these agencies on cloud design planning, migration services, and workload optimisation services, customising the solutions and experiences to the unique needs of each agency,” she said.
Cloud Connect is a local cloud broker and software engineering company will partner with TM One as its dedicated MSP.
Also addressing the importance of data residency, locality and sovereignty in the MyGovCloud endeavour, Shazurawati said, “Our hyperscaled and intelligent cloud solutions and data centre facilities are governed by the laws of Malaysia, which guarantees data sovereignty and privacy for the Malaysian government and its citizens.”
“This removes the need and risk of foreign laws and policy intervention or inclusion, ensuring data privacy and security, while enabling greater flexibility and agility in government services,” she added.
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