Thursday, January 14, 2016

US$300M SUPERNAP Thailand Aims to be First Tier IV Gold Data Center In Asia

Construction is underway of a new US$300 million (11 billion THB) SUPERNAP data center in in Thailand’s eastern province Chonburi.

The new SUPERNAP Thailand data center, which is in the Hemmaraj Industrial Estate, will cover an area of nearly 75 rai or 12 hectares and will be strategically built outside the flood zone, 110-meters above sea level and only 27 kilometers away from an international submarine cable landing station.  The facility, which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017, will have capacity for more than 6,000 data server racks.

SUPERNAP Thailand will be the first Uptime Institute rated Tier IV Gold data center in Asia, as well as the largest data center in the Kingdom.

“The SUPERNAP Thailand data center is a mirror of Switch SUPERNAP U.S. facilities, which are the first Tier IV Gold carrier-neutral colocation data centers on the planet. This cutting-edge data center will meet the global demand for innovation in Asia Pacific,” said CEO of SUPERNAP International Khaled Bichara. “With the emergence of the AEC and with Thailand’s focus on digital growth, this data center will set a new precedent for quality, security and innovation in Asia Pacific. We look forward to working with Thailand to attract more investment and more growth to the Thai digital economy.”

SUPERNAP International is developing the project in partnership with a group of leading Thai organizations, including CPB Equity, Kasikorn Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and True IDC. Executives from Kasikorn Bank and Siam Commercial Bank say the development of the SUPERNAP Thailand data center will enhance the banks’ use of technology to better serve their customers and provide a homegrown solution for Thai companies that seek to expand their IT capabilities.

https://www.supernap.com/news/supernap-international-build-supernap-thailand-data-center-in-asia.html

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