SUPERNAP International Celebrates Grand Opening of The Most Advanced Data Center In The ASEAN Region

Information Technology Press Releases Friday December 1, 2017 16:40
Bangkok--1 Dec--midas pr

SUPERNAP Thailand Red Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Grand Opening (from left to right) Key Board Members of SUPERNAP Thailand, Mr. David Blumanis, Mrs. Pimolpa Santichok, Mr. Songtham Phianpattanawit, Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj Minister of Digital Economy & Society, Mrs. Sunita Bottse Managing Director, SUPERNAP (Thailand), Mrs. Chonpreya Pacharaswate Board Member SUPERNAP Thailand and Mr. Niti Vivatwanich Sriracha District Chief Officer celebrated the grand opening of one of the most advanced data center in ASEAN region which the impact of the project will have on the Thailand 4.0 economy to become The Asia Pacific Hub for future International businesses.

SUPERNAP Thailand today celebrated the grand opening of one of the most advanced data center in ASEAN region, the Bangkok Campus located at the Hemaraj Industrial Estate 2, in Chonburi. The event was marked with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by several government dignitaries as well as business and community leaders.

The SUPERNAP Thailand data center is designed and built to the specifications of the industry-renowned, Tier IV Gold-rated Switch LAS VEGAS multi-tenant/colocation data centers in the United States. Its advanced design and diverse connectivity options are expected to enable clients to respond to rapid market growth and connect to global economies, while helping the Thai government to transform the country into a high-value based digital economy.

SUPERNAP Thailand Managing Director Sunita Bottse kicked off the ceremony, featuring board members, executives from the government sector and key vendors, by talking about the impact the project will have on the Thailand 4.0 economy.

"Thailand is moving towards the "Thailand 4.0" era, when industries will rely on digital innovations and online connections," Sunita Bottse said. "This new carrier-neutral data center facility, plays an important role in the region as the critical infrastructure that powers the ability of businesses to succeed in the growing Internet of Things, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence markets. Our capability serve the huge scale of the digital world in an efficient and sustainable manner.

SUPERNAP data center is expected to be a catalyst for attracting more investment to the region and is poised to become the data center hub for Asia Pacific and to accelerate the digital economy growth in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

"Under Thailand 4.0, digital transformation will be instrumental in the realization of this exciting journey. SUPERNAP data center is the digital backbone that will enhance big data and cloud computing that are increasingly essential for the development of EEC and Thailand." said Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society.

The world-class SUPERNAP Thailand data center is located 110 meters above sea level outside of the flood zone, and 27 kilometers away from the international submarine cable landing station, which links to national and international telecommunication and internet gateway carriers.

"At SUPERNAP, we have ensured that our data center is up for the challenges as Thailand moves toward being a leader in the digital economy," said SUPERNAP Senior Sales Engineer Kasem Nincharoen. "The SUPERNAP Thailand growth model is driven by the country's need for a purpose-built data center facility bringing assured reliability, availability, security, scaleability and disaster risk mitigation supported by the latest proven and industry leading designs."

Currently, the SUPERNAP Thailand data center in Chonburi is expected to include:-
• 21,000 square meters of data center space with two data halls.
• 20 megawatts of power distribution.
• Proprietary tri-redundant UPS power system.
• Up to 33 kilowatts of power per cabinet.
• Multi-carrier fiber couples with separate paths.
• Patented Switch SHIELD: dual independent roof 100% penetration –free decks rated to withstand 322 kph winds.
• 24x7x365 on-site network operations center (NOC), fire, safety and security.
• On-site, on-net member resources including conference spaces.

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