1-Net Singapore last Monday (30 May 2016) opened its 1-Net North data centre, which recently received a Tier III Constructed Facility certification from Uptime Institute.
"As businesses continue to drive towards growth, companies now have to respond to an unpredictable economic climate, meeting escalating levels of regulation and compliance, technological advances and ever greater complexity and volume of data. The opening of 1-Net North is opportune, with the formation of the Committee for Future Economy late last year, and as more companies in Singapore implement digital transformation at the workplace. 1-Net North provides flexibility and scalability for companies, without compromising on security and reliability in their IT infrastructure," said Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director of 1-Net Singapore.
According to 1-Net, the facility has adopted the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Technology Risk Management guidelines on Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA), as well as the Guidelines for Enhancing Building Security in Singapore (GEBSS) from Ministry of Home Affairs.
The facility is also designed for concurrent maintainability with no single point of failure. In essence, all mission-critical systems within the data centre can handle concurrent repair, maintenance and replacement without disrupting business operations.
"Data centres are key infrastructure that enables both local and international companies to build digital capabilities and scale critical digital services in a cost-effective and efficient manner from Singapore. The launch of 1-Net North will support Singapore's Smart Nation vision and boost Singapore's position as the region's leading connectivity and data management hub," Thien Kwee Eng, Assistant Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board.
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