Low-flood-risk location; well-suited to business continuity planning
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NTT), announced today the immediate launch of the Thailand Bangkok 2 Data Center, which boasts some 3,800 m2 of server room, equivalent to 1,400 racks, putting it in the top scale of data centers in Thailand.
The four-story dedicated facility, which cost nearly 32 million USD, is located in the Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate in the suburbs of Bangkok. This is the first data center to have been certified by the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI). NTT Com’s new facility will leverage highly reliable, state-of-the-art equipment and NTT Com’s global network node to provide Nexcenter™ next-generation data center services, which are noted for their high quality, cost efficiency and flexibility.
Advantages of Thailand Bangkok 2 Data Center
- Safe location with low risk of flood and little effect by political demonstration
The facility is located in an area with a low risk of flooding, more than four meters above sea level. Floodwalls or dikes standing 4.7 meters above sea level surround the facility and its entire perimeter, part of assuring safe operation during unforeseen natural disasters. Also, the area is approximately 70km from Bangkok, far from any likely political disturbance.
- Top-class reliability suited to financial institutions
A redundant dual-path guarantees 99.9999% power availability, unrivaled in Thailand. Air-conditioning features an N+1 redundant configuration. Robust security can be tailored for companies that require extra-rigorous solutions. Carrier-neutral policy enables the use of multiple carriers to establish redundant networks. NTT Com’s new data center is ideal for mission-critical financial institutions and the core systems of enterprises, as well as for backup purposes.
- Fully equipped offices are suitable for BCP
The data center offers customers use of large offices equipped with backup power from emergency generators. The offices, which are fully integrated with the data center, are well suited to business continuity planning (BCP) purposes.
Thailand Bangkok 2 Data Center
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Thailand, which is located in the middle of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), continues to attract global enterprises. Locally based financial institutions and other multinational companies are increasingly demanding outsourced data centers to optimize their ICT environments. Extra-safe data centers located in Bangkok’s suburbs offer enhanced BCP assurances in view of occasional floods and political disruptions seen in certain Thai urban centers in recent years. NTT Com’s new data center leverages the local know-how of Digital Port Asia Ltd., a Thai firm in which NTT Com acquired a stake in 2013.
Going forward, NTT Com expects to further strengthen its data center services and other ICT solutions in the growing market of Thailand.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
Attachment: Overview of Thailand Bangkok 2 Data Center
|Location||– 50 minutes by car from Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok
– 60 minutes by car from downtown Bangkok (approx. 70km)
– Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate is basically free of floods and political demonstrations
|Building||Structure||Reinforced concrete, four stories|
|Maximum Load||1,240 kg/m2|
|Power||Power Receiving||– Dual path
– Total power: 9.5 MW
– Total power for IT equipment: 4.5 MW
|Generator||– 2N redundant configuration
– Power for more than 50 hours without refueling
|UPS||– 2N redundant configuration
– Battery power for more than 15 minutes
|Air-conditioning||– Water cooling
– N+1 redundant configuration
|Fire Protection||– Nitrogen gas fire extinguishing systems
– High Sensitivity Smoke Detector (HSSD)
|Security||– Online application for facility access
– Requires IC card at security gate and biometric authentication
– Security gate, surveillance cameras and individually locked racks
– 24/7 security guards
– Customizable for financial institutions, etc. requiring greater security
|Other Facilities||Rental offices (530m2 in total), meeting rooms, and parking lot|
|Operation (24/7)||– Service desk in English and Thai
– Remote hand service by onsite staff
– First high-quality data center certified by BOI (BOI No. 10/2552)
|Tier level*||Tier III|
*NTT Com assessment based on Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification Define Site Infrastructure Performance
NTT Communications Corporation
(Mr.) Yuichiro Iwahashi, (Mr.) Hiroshi Seo, (Ms.) Ayu Tsuruta, +81 3 6733 9521