The foundation of any digital transformation can be traced back to data, security and connectivity.
In this regard, the Vietnam government’s continued thrust towards protecting its geopolitical boundaries with the help of 5G has massively changed the Cloud Computing, and data center landscape. To encourage the sector, the government has already invested in infrastructure and national policies.
Additionally, they have adopted strategies that boost businesses’ digital transformation and increase cloud capacity. The decision to award Viettel, the nation’s largest Telecommunications firm, with the first 5G trial license is a clear signal that Cybersecurity remains at the heart of Connectivity development. The Vietnam’s government has embarked on a master plan for national digital transformation, pledging US$415 million towards the ICT sector by 2020.
Cloud, Connectivity, DC’s & Cybersec
W.Media’s Vietnam Cloud and Data Center Summit was an effort to discuss the various aspects around data centers, cloud, cybersecurity and connectivity. The opening debate Digital Transformation in State-owned Enterprises and Government Sector – Are SOEs and the government sector moving fast enough towards digitalization set the tone for the rest of the event.
Moderated by Ngoc Quynh Dao, Cyber Manager, PwC Vietnam Cybersecurity, aspects such as what is the preferred choice of infrastructure – On-Prem vs. Colocation vs. Cloud, were discussed. Panelists included Duc Hoang Chu, Technology Innovation Manager, National Technology Innovation Foundation (NATIF) Huu Hau Doan, Vice IT Director, VietnamPost Thanh Tung Le, Project Manager of VNPT Cloud, VNPT Group.
The next topic of discussion was on the key challenges in transforming legacy infrastructure and systems. Chang Cho, CEO, Onion Technology described ways in which organisations can better use data centers, beyond conventional BMS & DCIM.
As data center operation is getting more complicated, data center operator needs far more than BMS and DCIM. AI, and machine learning for energy efficiency, or fault prediction are the hottest market requirements, but only part of features needed for business-agile data center operation. “Data Center OpsWare” describes how to cope with upcoming data center operation trends, beyond conventional BMS & DCIM.
Yuki-Ida, Director of Sales and Marketing, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine System Asia, spoke about the key considerations for selecting a generator set for a data center. A number of factors must be considered when choosing a generator for a data centre.
With concerns such as the generator’s key components, environmental issues and the qualifications of the suppliers as well as compatibility with the uninterruptible power supply to be supported, how do you know you’ve focused on the right one?
As every large energy user grapples with sustainability and carbon reduction challenges across a range of sectors, many have already grasped the advantages of Medium Voltage (MV). While the data center industry seeks to meet its sustainability challenges and changes, running at MV addresses many of the emerging issues and new conditions faced across the sector.
Large data center operators are eyeing micro grid and BESS developments with interest. Raymond Koh, Regional Sales Manager, Piller Power Singapore, spoke about medium voltage and carbon reduction in large-scale data centers.
The building blocks of Industry 4.0 require a total 360 commitment to investment, skills and resources. Moderated by Viet Hung Kieu, Associate Director, Deloitte Vietnam, the panelists included Viet Chau Nguyen, Head of Innovation Lab, MBBank Brenn Hill, Head of Engineering, ZaloPay and Patrick Kim, Director, Megazone Cloud
There were Tech Bench presenatations, which were overflowing with people who were keen to understand the technologies in use. Hanoi CDC was attended by 700+ participants.