National Telecom (NT) – the merged entity of state enterprises CAT Telecom and TOT – and SUPERNAP (Thailand) signed the MOU celebrating their collaboration to support the governmental digital modernisation.
The data centre and Cloud Services Partnership Programme, will support the national data centre and cloud services upgrade to international standards Tier IV. Partnering with SUPERNAP (Thailand), a leading co-location services provider in the region, will allow National Telecom to provide 100 per cent uptime for Cloud services to governmental agencies, in a high security data centre premises under certified international Tier IV standards.
This project is an important national step towards quality, safety and reliability of the governmental Cloud in line with the digital exponential expansion which has been accelerated by the pandemic the past two years, the company said.
Group Captain Somsak Khaosuwan, Acting President of the National Telecom, said that the cooperation with SUPERNAP (Thailand) will give NT more options and convenience in Use Data Center and Cloud services. “NT is a state-owned enterprise with the goal to driving and upgrading the telecommunication and digital services for the government, having the telecom infrastructure covering the whole country. Therefore, this cooperation brings together the strengths of both organizations to develop NT’s service capabilities. We are confident that it will be able to meet the diverse needs and bring more benefits to customers.” Gp.Capt. Somsak Khaosuwan said.
Improving Government Efficiency
A dramatic increase of applications has been put into operation for the governmental driving force, including working from home, video conferencing, and the need to store, manage and access the information in a secured and efficient manner has become the outmost priority. State bureaus will access data centre and Cloud services, without the need to set up their own data centres. The project will save time, resources, and significantly reduce Infrastructure costs, while improving government efficiency.
The first carrier-neutral hyperscale data centre in the country: SUPERNAP (Thailand), will be providing the power, space, security, and networking to the Ministry, meeting the governmental demand for security and performance while ensuring the future needs with flexibility and scalability. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the rapid deployment of the government’s cloud will be ensured for all ministries, departments, and agencies to have securely and efficiently access to the information needed and benefit easily of the technology in a sustainable way, and ready to scale up as required.
“Being the most advanced data center and cloud hosting provider, our facility has been built to support governments and corporates, while our services are made to facilitate the storage and process the mission-critical data assets with the highest security and no downtime” said Sunita Bottse, CEO of SUPERNAP (Thailand). “It is an honour to work with NT, and to be part of their innovation programme while supporting their sustainability goals by providing our digital infrastructure solutions, with international experience and local knowledge to support the government to innovate faster and scale on-demand,”she added.
SUPERNAP (Thailand) data center is modular and scalable with two planed additional data centre expansions, to provide more than 60MW of distributed power and space for more than 5,000 cabinets including disaster risk mitigation supported by the latest proven and industry leading designs, allowing the government digital infrastructure to grow with the demand. Furthermore, SUPERNAP (Thailand) data centre is connected via multi-carrier fibre coupled with separate paths and guaranteeing total redundancy for the most reliable network connectivity under any circumstance.
Sustainable Data Centre
Seizing the opportunity to host servers in the build-on-purpose SUPERNAP (Thailand) offers considerable advantages as well on the sustainability front: SUPERNAP (Thailand) innovative power and cooling technologies allow the company to be the most advanced data center sustainable by design with a density up to 33 kW per cabinet and achieving an annual Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) average rating of 1.35-1.45, a level more efficient than any other data center in ASEAN.
This accomplishment will enable the governmental agencies to reduce further their carbon footprint and reach their own green milestone by joining the global movement towards clean energy. Through SUPERNAP (Thailand) infrastructure and solutions, the Thai government achieves the highest international standards for data center and cloud services, reinforcing its presence and Thailand reputation as digital and technological hub at a global level, featuring security, reliability and excellence.