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Hua Mak data centre sets new Thai standard with 2 global awards

Jul 01. 2020
Supparat Sivapetchranat Singhara Na Ayutthaya, CEO of STT GDC Thailand
Supparat Sivapetchranat Singhara Na Ayutthaya, CEO of STT GDC Thailand
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By The Nation

A Thai data centre operator has become the first in the country to be awarded two international certifications for its design, build and operations.

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Thailand) has been granted both the TIA-942 Certification Rating-3 and Uptime Institute Tier III Certification of Design Documents, awarded by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Uptime Institute.

The TIA-942 certification covers telecommunications infrastructure and other aspects of a mission-critical data centre, such as site location, architectural and physical structure of the building, electrical and mechanical infrastructure, fire safety and physical security. Uptime Institute’s certification recognises a Tier III data centre as requiring no shutdowns for equipment replacement and maintenance.

Achieving both certifications will ensure the highest security and reliability at STT Bangkok 1 – the capital’s first hyperscale carrier-neutral data centre campus now being built in the Hua Mak business district, said the firm. 

“Achieving both accreditations is a strategic milestone as it uplifts Thailand’s data centre industry standards by setting a new benchmark for design, build and operations of data centres. We continue to see strong local and regional demand for efficient, flexible and scaleable hyperscale data centres, especially with today's accelerated digital transformation plans across businesses and Thailand 4.0's vision of a technology-centric economy. With our commitment to high levels of operational excellence and dedicated service to our customers, enterprises can enjoy peace of mind with us as their operator of choice,” said the firm’s CEO Supparat Sivapetchranat Singhara.

The first phase of the Hua Mak campus will launch with 30,000sqm of floor space and 20MW capacity in early 2021. The fully completed campus will boast 60,000sqm with a capacity of 40MW. 

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