NTT Communications (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), has announced the immediate launch of its Thailand Bangkok 2 Data Center. The new four-story dedicated facility boasts some 3,800 m2 of server room, equivalent to 1,400 racks.
The new data center, which costs nearly $32 million, is located in the Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate in the suburbs of Bangkok. NTT Com’s new facility will leverage “state-of-the-art” equipment and NTT Com’s global network node to provide its Nexcenter data center services.
NTT Com’s Thailand Bangkok 2 Data Center is located in an area with a low risk of flooding, more than four meters above sea level. Floodwalls or dikes standing 4.7 meters above sea level surround the facility and its entire perimeter, part of assuring safe operation during unforeseen natural disasters. Also, the area is approximately 70km from Bangkok, far from any likely political disturbance.
Air-conditioning features an N+1 redundant configuration, while the facility’s generator and UPS equipment has a 2N set-up. Robust security can be tailored for companies that require extra-rigorous solutions. Carrier-neutral policy enables the use of multiple carriers to establish redundant networks. NTT Com’s claims that its new data center is an ideal solution for mission-critical financial institutions and the core systems of enterprises, as well as for backup purposes.
Going forward, NTT Com expects to further strengthen its data center services and other ICT solutions in the growing market of Thailand.