Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This Caribbean island is building a Tier 3 data centre in response to destroyer hurricanes

Disaster recovery critical piece of a puzzle that got more critical as the area is battered by exceptional natural disasters.

The Caribbean – and parts of the US – have been badly hit by some of the strongest hurricanes and tropical storms in living memory.

Thinking of how to keep lights on and the bare minimum of IT infrastructure services running in case of emergency, Trinidad and Tobago has announced it will build a Tier 3 data centre.

The project will be developed in a partnership headed by Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) and the E-IDCOT.

The facility will be based in the Cove Eco-industrial and Business Park in Tobago and will focus on putting in place four critical infrastructure best practices including architectural, mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications.

Dr Ronald Walcott, CEO of TSTT, said: “It will also support new, eco-friendly, technology-dependent businesses by providing a world class facility to house enterprise class ICT equipment, among other areas.

“Along with the data centre world, comes a whole range of eco systems, solutions and services that are required to ensure that businesses can maximise the data centre’s full potential.”

Deputy Chairman of E-IDCOT, Kamau Akili said: “We have been able to arrive at an agreement that is of mutual benefit and more importantly an agreement that holds tremendous potential for the economic and social development of Tobago and the country at large.”