Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mega data centre builder Supernap opens $300m Asian hub

Company aims to make site the data centre hub for Asia Pacific and a catalyst for attracting more investment to the region.

Supernap International has brought online yet another large data centre complex this time in Bangkok, Thailand.

With a power capacity of 20MW, the $300m, 226,000 sqf data centre has been designed and built to the specifications of the Tier IV Gold-rated Switch LAS VEGAS multi-tenant/colocation data centres in the US.

Supernap International is itself the result of a partnership between American-based Switch and the ACDC Fund, a fund whose two limited partners are Orascom TMT Investments and Accelero Capital.

Supernap Thailand also incorporates Switch’s patented designs for HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technology enabling the facility to host high-density IT workloads.

It has been designed to achieve a target PUE range of 1.35-1.45 – a level more efficient than other data centres in ASEAN, which typically have PUE levels above 2.

The now operational data centre in the Thai capital has been developed in line with the government’s plan to transform the country into a high-value based economy through innovation and technology. The project is known as “Thailand 4.0” in reference to Industry 4.0.

Supernap said the multi-tenant carrier-neutral data centre facility will play an important role in the region where it sits as the critical infrastructure that powers the ability of businesses to operate in the growing Internet of Things, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence markets.

Sunita Bottse, Managing Director of Supernap Thailand, said: “We welcome clients throughout ASEAN, APAC and the rest of the world to run their mission-critical IT infrastructure in what we expect will be one of the most secure, reliable and connected data centres in the world.

“Our high standards in uptime, security, efficiency and resiliency can be critical for corporations who operate 24 hours a day in every business line – including finance, e-commerce, oil and gas, transportation and health care.

“Companies that have built their own data centres in the past are now realizing that they can mitigate risks and achieve better service level agreements (SLAs) by operating in Supernap Thailand’s mission-critical colocation data centre.

“Clients who tour the Supernap Thailand data centre experience first-hand the power and scale of the campus and what that means to their business growth.”