Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sri Lanka’s first Tier III data centre put to work

Data centre built in Digital Media Hub is set to boost services to nearly one million people across the country, as well as offer colocation services to enterprises and government.

Connectivity provider Dialog Axiata Group has announced the opening of Sri Lanka’s first Tier III data centre in Malabe.

The data centre has been built to provide IT infrastructure to Dialog’s media hub which houses a Satellite Earth Station.

The data centre and media hub were launched by Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando and Managing Director/President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad, Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim.

Dialog’s TIER III Data Centre has been developed to expand the company’s hosting and colocation services alongside a suite of cloud services to Sri Lanka’s enterprise and government sectors.

The operator said the data centre is expected to “significantly enhance Sri Lanka’s digital infrastructure by aligning the country’s hosting and co-location facilities to Global TIER III standards”.

The Dialog Media Hub co-located at the data centre premises in Malabe consists of Sri Lanka’s largest Satellite Earth Station and a Network Monitoring Centre that supports the broadcast of over 130 international and local channels delivering infotainment, sports, movies, music, news and religious programmes to over 900,000 subscribers across the country.

Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive Officer Supun Weerasinghe, said: “It is indeed a proud achievement for us at Dialog Axiata Group to launch the first tier III Data Centre and Media Hub in the country, and to spearhead the acceleration of our nation’s digitization agenda.

“The launch of our new state-of-the-art Dialog Data Centre and Media Hub together with our investments in the 100G – plus Bay of Bengal Gateway Submarine fibre-optic network which delivers the single largest infusion of bandwidth which will ensure that Sri Lanka’s enterprise and government sectors will have the most secure and scalable infrastructure to position Sri Lanka as a leader in the digital era.”