Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has launched its first regional data centre facility in Hong Kong earlier this week. It is TM’s first data centre facility located outside Malaysia.
[Datuk Dr. Halim Shafie, Chairman of TM (4th from left) and Dato’ Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group CEO of TM (left) flanked by some of TM’s Board of Directors and senior management at the launch of VADS Hong Kong Data Centre recently.]
Located within a Class A office facility of Billion Centre in the famous Kowloon Bay area, the data centre named VADS Hong Kong Data Centre (HKDC) is expected to meet the increased demand for cloud-based services, via its ICT arm, VADS Berhad (VADS) which provides Managed ICT services.
With the opening of HKDC, TM customers would now be able to enjoy the integrated data centre services offered via consolidation of the data centres in Malaysia with other global data centres, and the diversity for the co-location services in Hong Kong to support disaster recovery plan. HKDC will also serve as a One Stop Centre for Telcos and ICT business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions.
HKDC is an extension of the already existing 14 data centres established by TM via its ICT arm, VADS, throughout Malaysia. Its design is based on the existing data centres for ease of maintenance, continuity and connectivity. With a total build up space exceeding 14,000 sq ft, HKDC is built as a Green Data Centre with the coalescence of hot and cold aisle containment system together with a Tier III+ design.
According to TM, potential customers are offered the best security system which encompasses; a guarantee of 99.98% site availability, 24/7, 365 days of state-of-art security using Integrated Environmental Monitoring System (IEMS) that monitors temperature and humidity, CCTV, network, water detection, fire alarm panel, air conditioning and generators. With round-the-clock monitoring by highly dedicated specialists at the Network Operation Centre from a highly secured room, customers are assured of 24-hour support every day of the year.
Currently, TM owns or leases capacity on more than 10 submarine cable systems, which span more than 60,000 fiber-route miles around the globe, including several submarine cable routes that the company uses to carry traffic between Asia-Pacific region and North American region.
TM is also a member of the various consortiums for submarine cable systems in the region, which include Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable network, South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe Cable System 3 (SEA-ME-WE3 – SMW3), SEA-ME-WE4 (SMW4), Asia Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) and Batam-Dumai-Melaka (BDM), and TM’s wholly-owned Cahaya Malaysia.