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First Malaysian data centre to adopt ‘green’ DRUPS tech

AvantiKumar | March 1, 2013
AIMS Group selects ‘green, battery-less’ UPS solution from Germany, which is driven by Dynamic Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply technology.

Chiew Kok Hin, CEO of AIMS modified

Photo - Chiew Kok Hin, CEO, AIMS Group.

According to Malaysia-based carrier-neutral data centre and managed services provider AIMS Group, it is the first data centre in Malaysia to adopt the Dynamic Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply [DRUPS] technology from Germany's Piller Power Systems.

AIMS Group chief executive officer Chiew Kok Hin said the technology from Piller DRUPS is being used in data centres in countries that include Australia, South Korea, Europe and USA.

"DRUPS is a green technology that allows UPS (uninterruptible power supplies) systems to be operated in a mechanical ventilation room whereas traditional static UPS requires air conditioned rooms," said Chiew. "DRUPS technology, which is a 'battery-less' UPS, is widely used in the semi-conductor industry and wafer fabrication factories, as it uses less power and is more efficient. The UPS solution uses stored kinetic energy from a spinning flywheel instead of a battery bank used by conventional UPS systems."

"We expect that DRUPS technology will give our customers better uptime, reliability and availability," he said. "AIMS' key focus has always been on providing top-quality data centre hosting services and we always look for ways to exceed our customers' satisfaction and expectations."

Chiew said that the investment cost of DRUPS exceeds the usual static UPS. "However, the cost is justified, since this will augment AIMS' credibility and reliability, while ensuring our customer data remains secure and available 24x7 at no additional cost."

"In 2013, AIMS will continue to move up the data centre value chain by driving managed services such as caching services, media streaming, security, content delivery on top of managed hosting and more," he said.

"We are also looking at moving into Disaster Recovery (DR) services in order to not only provide data centre space but to be the seat for disaster recovery drills, and solutions for business process outsourcing [BPO] via strategic alliances and partnerships," said Chiew, adding that AIMS currently owns 3,483.86 sq metres [37,500 sq ft] of data centre space in Malaysia, making it one of the largest carrier-neutral data centres in Malaysia.


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