31 May 2019

Data Center: the Refinery for the New Black Gold

Posted by Briana from Telin on May 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM


Enterprises and organizations have been embracing latest technologies such as internet of things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), and Big Data to create new opportunities and gain a competitive edge. Interestingly one common characteristics of these technologies is the need to store and process large amounts of data reliably and quickly.

For example IoT is driving the transformation in several sectors of industry, creating a more efficient operation and saving costs. In turn, IoT has opened opportunity for carriers to build the network and cloud platform. IoT sensors generate myriad amount of data to be stored, processed and analyzed, creating unprecedented need for advanced data technologies.

Machine Learning (ML) has experienced rapid progress recently, and is being applied widely in business. Companies have utilized ML in marketing, sales, customer service, automation, and many more. ML is notable for the need for large dataset to learn from, and in turn used to process huge-sized data. Big Data techniques in general has been noted for the ability to create critical business insight necessary to make sound decisions quickly.

Because the new importance of data in business, it has been famously promoted as “the new oil" or "the new black gold”. But like oil, even though the data is valuable but it is only really useful after refining and further processing.

A lot of companies are turning to data center solution to power their analyzing and processing needs. A data center, equipped with facilities dedicated to large-scale data processing and handling, offers much improved performance and reliability to a company compared to a simple server room. Although cloud services have their advantages, some enterprises still require data center solution for business, security or regulatory reasons.

Data Center Requirements

Because of the critical role of data in modern business, before choosing a data center solution the company should thoroughly evaluate its requirements and options. At minimum the company should ask for a provider that can offer high availability, security, reliability, and good connectivity. When it has to choose from several options, it also should look out for data center solution that can give the best value.

Certifications can also help companies choosing the appropriate data center service. Uptime Institute have published standardised tier classification for data center, from Tier I to Tier IV. Tiers I and II data center are appropriate for companies usually driven by first-cost and time-to-market. Companies demanding rigorous uptime requirements and long-term viability are better served by Tier III and Tier IV site infrastructure. Many data center offer sites certified according to this standard.

Companies have to abide by regulations, and this means they have to comply with procedures and rules on how their data is processed and stored. A good data center service make regulatory compliance easier to accomplish.

Telin Best Values

Designed to provide best value for customers, award-winning Telin data center will meet your requirements and much more. Telin data center took into consideration geographic position, security features, connectivity, power generation, disaster mitigation, and compliance and regulatory requirements.

When choosing a data center solution, location is one important factor to consider. The ideal location will be in a place with good proximity to your customers and your offices. Telin operates more than 19 data center in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Timor Leste. Customers can choose the best data center locations according to their requirements.

Big Data processing depends on fast connectivity and the ability to transfer huge dataset quickly. Supported by self-owned submarine cables, Telin data center provide seamless connectivity to your own networks and your customers in Southeast Asia and to other parts of the world. Telin’s data center were also designated to be carrier neutral in order to give customers optimum flexibility.

To ensure your critical equipments run uninterrupted, a data center provider should guarantee security, reliability, and availability. This means data center sites should provide, among others, environment control and power backup. Data center providers should also offer logical and physical security to protect against cyberattacks and access from unauthorized individuals that may disrupt operations in person.

Telin runs Tier II, III, and IV data centers certified by Uptime Institute, and thus meet international standards to keep your business operation out of problems.

Telin will keep updated with the latest trends and innovations in order to offer customers access to the latest technologies, constantly improve products and services, and create new solutions that better meet customer needs.

Telin will also take a proactive stance in service, for instance, anticipate future scenarios and share knowledge with customers, so they can prepare today for what is to come in the future.

At The Location of Your Choice

In Singapore, three data centers are built in strategic locations offering diverse location options and connectivity. Telin-3, the Telin Singapore’s flagship data center, is a multi-tier (Tier III and Tier IV certified) facility. The data center has been awarded the prestigious BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum Award. It also won the Recognised Innovation in Telin-3 Data Centre Design and Deployment, and in Operation Datacloud Asia Awards 2017.

Telin Data Center in Hong Kong is connected to major hub for internet traffic and business in East Asia. It seamlessly connected to global infrastructure including a submarine cable system and multiple Point of Presence (PoP) and provides custom-made solutions and efficient connection.

In Indonesia, Telin's Data Center, as a part of Telkom Group, are spread in several cities, including Jakarta, Medan, Batam, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Balikpapan, Makassar, and Manado. The data center are connected to other parts of the country and the rest of the world by the newly built IGG submarine cable and other connectivity options that’s suitable to your business needs.

Finally, in Timor Leste, Telin with its brand Telkomcel, built the first Tier-2 Cloud Computing Data Center to support local companies from various industries. The data centre is connected by a redundant fiber optic network that spans the entire business district in Dili, with radio and satellite network as a back-up system. With its energy efficiency standard data centre and disaster resistance facility, Telin Data Centre in Timor Leste ensures reliable services to deliver colocation, business continuity, and data recovery.

If you need a world class solution for your invaluable data technologies need, Telin Data Centers offer the best value. We are committed to provide the highest level of data center services in the region to meet your global business needs.

Briana from Telin

Written by Briana from Telin

Briana is member of Telin Marketing Team, taking part in a lot of digital marketing aspects, experts in responding to your inquiry and assigning to the right Telin representative.