Meghna Bank Limited has launched a state-of-the-art Tier-3 Ready Data Centre facility in its Head Office at Gulshan-01, Dhaka.
The Bank acquired the Fusion Module-2000 solution from HUAWEI Technologies Limited where aamra networks limited has worked as a solution partner. DCiCON has provided Data Centre consultancy in this project.
Aamra networks limited has handed over the project to Meghna Bank Limited. The project handover ceremony was organised at the Bank’s Head Office on March 22, 2022, the bank said in a LinkedIn post.
DMD & CIO of Meghna Bank Shyamol B. Das was present during the project handover ceremony while other high officials of the Bank: M. Nazeem A. Choudhury, Head of Retail & SME Banking Division; I. Q. M. Abdul Jalil, Head of CRM; Sajib Kumar Saha, Head of FAD; Muhammad Pavel Akhter, Acting Head of IT; Md. Khalid Hossain, Head of IT Infrastructure; Md. Azizul Islam, Network Lead; Md. Mamunor Rashid, Systems Lead and High Officials from aamra networks limited, DCiCON and HUAWEI were also present.
Dhaka has 15 providers running its 16 data centers. AFTAB Nagar Online Service (ANOS)’s facilities include ANOS Dhaka, Zipnet’s facilities include Zip Net Limited, and Future Net Solution’s facilities include Future Net Solution, according to a Data Centre Journal report.
The report further found building footprints for eleven facilities in Dhaka, adding up to 96,617 square feet, with the largest building covering 19,375 square feet, and containing the Buct Communication facility.
There are no carrier-neutral facilities in Dhaka. Out of a total of 16, no data centres offer remote hands support, you can host individual servers with none, and none provide rack cabinet hosting.
The National Data Centre Located in Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City in Gazipur had recently shown the potential to be a source of foreign investment as international firms are showing their interest in storing their company data.
The world’s 7th largest data centre has already started saving the country’s foreign currency in millions of dollars by reducing its foreign dependence on data preservation, according to reports.
The year 2021 marked 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence. The country has come a long way since the days when it was separated from Pakistan.
Bangladesh is in the process of a transition from being known for being the world’s textile hub, a large number of workers working abroad to now digitally transforming the economy. This has assumed significance since the onset of COVID.
In a keynote address by Sultana Afroz, Honourable Secretary & CEO, PPP Authority – Prime Minister’s office – Government of Bangladesh on ‘ Digital Bangladesh and Vision 2021’ at W.Media’s Digital Week South Asia edition, focusing on the plans that the government has outlined for accelerating digital transformation.
“Bangladesh has made a strong presence in the global economic market and has constantly been doing better with each passing day”, said Sultana Afroz.
She further added that the Bangladesh government is looking forward to accelerate the process of digital transformation which also includes incorporating digital services for the government and the promotion of the ICT industry. The promotion of the ICT industry is central to the digital transformation plans.