National Telecom and SUPERNAP have signed a MOU celebrating their collaboration into supporting the Thai governmental digital modernisation: the Data Centre and Cloud Services Partnership Program, supporting the national data centre and cloud services upgrade to international standards Tier IV.
Partnering with SUPERNAP (Thailand), the data centre leader in ASEAN, will allow National Telecom to provide 100% uptime for cloud services to governmental agencies, in high security data centre premises under certified international Tier IV standards.
This project is an important national step towards quality, safety and reliability of the governmental cloud in line with the digital exponential expansion which has been accelerated by the pandemic the past two years.
A dramatic increase of applications has been put into operation for the governmental driving force, including working from home, video conferencing, and the need to store, manage and access the information in a secured and efficient manner has become the outmost priority.
Group Captain Somsak Khaosuwan, Acting President of National Telecom, said that the cooperation with SUPERNAP (Thailand) will give NT more options and convenience in Use Data Centre and Cloud services.
“NT is a state-owned enterprise with the goal to driving and upgrading the telecommunication and digital services for the government, having the telecom infrastructure covering the whole country. Therefore, this cooperation brings together the strengths of both organisations to develop NT’s service capabilities. We are confident that it will be able to meet the diverse needs and bring more benefits to customers”, says Gp. Capt. Somsak Khaosuwan.
State bureaus will access data centre and cloud services, without the need to set up their own data centres. The project will save time, resources, and significantly reduce infrastructure costs, while improving government efficiency.
The first carrier-neutral hyperscale data centre in the country: SUPERNAP (Thailand), will be providing the power, space, security, and networking to the Ministry, meeting the governmental demand for security and performance while ensuring the future needs with flexibility and scalability.
“Being the most advanced data centre and cloud hosting provider, our facility has been built to support governments and corporates, while our services are made to facilitate the storage and process the mission-critical data assets with the highest security and no downtime”, comments Sunita Bottse, CEO of SUPERNAP (Thailand).
SUPERNAP (Thailand) data centre is modular and scalable, with two planed additional data centre expansions to provide more than 60MW of distributed power and space for more than 5,000 cabinets, including disaster risk mitigation supported by the latest proven and industry leading designs, allowing the government digital infrastructure to grow with the demand.
Furthermore, SUPERNAP (Thailand) cutting-edge data centre is connected via multi-carrier fibre coupled with separate paths and guaranteeing total redundancy for the most reliable network connectivity under any circumstance.
Seizing the opportunity to host servers in the build-on-purpose, SUPERNAP (Thailand) offers considerable advantages as well on the sustainability front: SUPERNAP (Thailand) innovative power and cooling technologies allow the company to be the most advanced data centre sustainable by design with a density up to 33kW per cabinet and achieving an annual Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) average rating of 1.35-1.45, a level more efficient than any other data centre in ASEAN.
This accomplishment will enable the governmental agencies to reduce further their carbon footprint and reach their own green milestone by joining the global movement towards clean energy