Supernap International opens data centre in Thailand
By Digital News Asia December 5, 2017
- Enable clients to respond to rapid market growth and connect to global economies
- Help transform the country into a high-value based digital economy
SUPERNAP Thailand celebrated the opening of an advanced data centre, the Bangkok Campus located at the Hemaraj Industrial Estate 2, in Chonburi.
The Supernap Thailand data centre is designed and built to the specifications of the industry-renowned, Tier IV Gold-rated Switch Las Vegas multi-tenant/colocation data centres in the United States.
Its design and connectivity options are expected to enable clients to respond to rapid market growth and connect to global economies, while helping the Thai government to transform the country into a high-value based digital economy.
Supernap Thailand managing director Sunita Bottse kicked off the ceremony, featuring board members, executives from the government sector and key vendors, by talking about the impact the project will have on the Thailand 4.0 economy.
“Thailand is moving towards the “Thailand 4.0” era, when industries will rely on digital innovations and online connections,” Sunita Bottse said.
“This new carrier-neutral data centre facility, plays an important role in the region as the critical infrastructure that powers the ability of businesses to succeed in the growing Internet of Things, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence markets. Our capability serves the huge scale of the digital world in an efficient and sustainable manner.
Supernap data centre is expected to be a catalyst for attracting more investment to the region and is poised to become the data centre hub for Asia Pacific and to accelerate the digital economy growth in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
“Under Thailand 4.0, digital transformation will be instrumental in the realization of this exciting journey. Supernap data centre is the digital backbone that will enhance big data and cloud computing that are increasingly essential for the development of EEC and Thailand.” said Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society.
The world-class Supernap Thailand data centre is located 110 meters above sea level outside of the flood zone, and 27 kilometres away from the international submarine cable landing station, which links to national and international telecommunication and internet gateway carriers.
“At Supernap, we have ensured that our data centre is up for the challenges as Thailand moves toward being a leader in the digital economy,” said Supernap senior sales engineer Kasem Nincharoen.
“The Supernap Thailand growth model is driven by the country’s need for a purpose-built data centre facility bringing assured reliability, availability, security, scaleability and disaster risk mitigation supported by the latest proven and industry leading designs.”
Currently, the Supernap Thailand data centre in Chonburi is expected to include:
- 21,000 square meters of data centre space with two data halls.
- 20 megawatts of power distribution.
- Proprietary tri-redundant UPS power system.
- Up to 33 kilowatts of power per cabinet.
- Multi-carrier fibre couples with separate paths.
- Patented Switch SHIELD: dual independent roof 100% penetration – free decks rated to withstand 322 kph winds.
- 24x7x365 on-site network operations center (NOC), fire, safety and security.
- On-site, on-net member resources including conference spaces.
Supernap Thailand is a joint venture among Supernap International, CPB Equity, Siam Commercial Bank, True IDC, Kasikorn Bank, and BFKT (Thailand) Ltd.
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