Photo - (From left) Dr Dhanant Subhadrabandhu, Acting Executive Vice President, Product Development Group, CAT; Donatus Herry Swandito, Group Head Fixed, Datacomm & IT Marketing, INDOSAT; Lim Shuh Moh, Vice President, Global Competencies, Sales Support & Solutions, Vendor Management, Enterprise Data & Managed Services, SingTel; Ernesto Maria Rosario Alberto, Executive Vice President & Head Enterprise and International & Carrier Business Group, PLDT; Alexander Rusli, Chief Executive Officer and President Director, INDOSAT; Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM; Lim Ming Soon, Chief Marketing Officer, TELBRU; Rozaimy Rahman, Executive Vice President, Global & Wholesale, TM [Telekom Malaysia]; Ghazali Omar, Executive Vice President, Enterprise, TM; and Hoang Minh Cuong, Vice Director of VDC, subsidiary of VNPT.
Malaysia-based ACASIA Communications, which is an alliance of Asean telecommunications players, launched its Global Data Centre during the CommunicAsia 2013 event held recently in Singapore.
ACASIA Communications (ACASIA) chairman Eric Alberto said the inauguration of ACASIA's Global Data Centre was made official in a signing ceremony between all seven partners. They are CAT Telecom Public Company Limited (CAT) Thailand, PT Indosat Tbk (INDOSAT) Indonesia, Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), Telekom Brunei Berhad (TELBRU), Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT).
"ACASIA Global Data Centre is an amalgamation of data centres from the seven telcos, which are partners of ACASIA," said Alberto. "These data centres not only offer co-location services but also core network services and other value-added services such as Disaster Recovery, Managed Hosting Services and Cloud Computing, leveraging on ACASIA Partners' industry leading extensive network and infrastructure ecosystem."
ACASIA initially offers 33 data centres that not only cover ASEAN countries - Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, but also covers Hong Kong and Australia. With over 300,000 sq ft of floor space and expanding, ACASIA's Global Data Centre brings to its customers the largest single integrated data centre via ACASIA managed network through ACASIA's one-stop-shop facility.
He said customers will be offered world-class services backed by the seven ASEAN telecommunications players, which have its networks span across all continents. This is provided with Partners Diverse Internet Protocol-based (IP-based) International Network and Point of Presence (POPs) connectivity coupled with diverse submarine cable infrastructure.
This data centre has the capabilities to withstand up to seismic seven and eight intensities, flood-proof and bullet-proof facilities, he said.
"By outsourcing your business needs to ACASIA Global Data Centre, customers will enjoy peace of mind through operations experts who are monitoring and managing your business infrastructure around the clock. ACASIA hopes to deliver flexible offerings at competitive pricing to help deliver end-to-end technology solutions for customers to build globally competitive businesses," said Alberto.
In 1997, six ASEAN telecommunications alliance made-up of CAT, Indosat, PLDT, SingTel, TelBru and TM was established under the name ASEAN Telecom Holdings with ACASIA Communications Sendirian Berhad in Malaysia as its business entity. Subsequently, in 2006, VNPT joined the alliance.
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