Servpac, Hawaii’s largest independent telecom provider will continue construction of its new MTP data center in Mililani Tech Park during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 30,000 square feet data center with Tier 4 design will be carrier-neutral with multiple fiber entrances and a 2N redundant power and cooling system for guaranteed 99.999% uptime.
To ensure employee safety and on-time completion of the new data center, Servpac implemented a new policy at the facility that requires mask usage and bans visitors who traveled recently or had close contact with anyone who was sick or traveled outside of Oahu. Once construction of the new data center is completed, MTP would be the largest data center in Hawaii.
“It’s a critical time for customers pushed to their limits because of this situation. Now, more than ever, local businesses rely on our infrastructure, technology, and flexibility to support their operations,” said Richard Zheng, President and founder of Servpac. “We will keep working around the clock to continue service and support customers’ needs during this evolving pandemic.”
COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak
While virus fears and Hawaii’s emergency stay-at-home proclamation forced non-essential businesses to close, Servpac is still open as an essential business and addressing customers’ priority needs during this unprecedented period.
“COVID-19 caused a dramatic increase in service inquiries, especially with our customer support and remote tools,” added Mr. Zheng. “Our support ticket volume increased 220% in the last two weeks, and our team is working 24/7 to assist with the record demand. We’re even hiring additional engineers for faster responses.”
Since the beginning of the outbreak, Servpac took early steps to ensure business continuity and employee safety. Precautions taken include upgraded mandatory hygiene practices for staff, daily sanitation throughout the office, and remote working arrangements for employees. All controls and safeguards would be in place as required for SOC 2 compliance to protect business continuity.
Established in 2004 and headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, Servpac offers data center colocation, fiber connectivity, private cloud hosting, business VoIP phones, and managed network for businesses – all supported by a dedicated fiber network and 24×7 customer support.