2 April 2018

Finding an Ideal Data Centre for Your Business

Posted by Briana from Telin on Apr 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM


It is absolutely known that in a few coming years, Zetabytes of data will be generated from all digital activities of various industries. Hence, organizations are placing emphasis in securing their mission critical data and constantly looking for the best solutions of data storing in supporting their business requirements.

Data center plays the key role to collect, store, and process the flowing data. A well-operated data center is the answer to sustain business growth and also to generate revenue. Millions of data centers have been built worldwide in all sizes, designs, and facilities to meet enterprises need. The ideal data center is expected to serve day-to-day operations depending on your business environment and specific requirements. Small and medium enterprise s demand for data center is likely to be different from that of large-sized company.

Below are some general guides where you should consider when sourcing an ideal data center

  • Location

    It is the first and most strategic key point in choosing a data center as it will determine how susceptible the facility is to hazardous natural disasters such as earthquake, flood, and tsunami. Other considers include supportive local regulation, highly available power & water supply.

  • Reliability

    An ideal data center is designed with highly resilient infrastructure to support mission critical workload. Uninterrupted power & cooling is critical to the operation of the data centre, so you have to ensure that the data center is designed to be concurrently maintainable and fault tolerant.

  • Redundancy

    A highly redundant data centre should have two sources of utilities for electricity, water and network. Electrical sources is supplied from two separate substations and water supplies from two different main lines. Be it electrical lines, water or data pipes, the inlet paths should be located in different parts of the building.

  • Security

    You surely need a safe place for your company s data. It means a data center should be protected from physical threat, such as theft and destruction, as well as malicious cyber-attacks. It is the physical premises, the security hardware, the software, or the operating procedures that make a data centre secure.

  • Network Capacity

    The design of data center s infrastructure will tell you about the network quality of speed and reliability. It is a good option to choose telecom company-managed colocation service as you will never worry about bandwidth and storage capacity they can provide. You should also consider these: Does the data center deploy sufficient fiber capacity for better connectivity? Is the facility a neutral carrier that enables interconnection of multiple carrier and providers? If yes, it is surely an advantage.

  • Flexibility and Scalability

    An enterprise requires a flexible data center to cater for its business growth. Your demand for storage, for example, will increase along with your business growth. Therefore, you should find a data center that allows you to scale up when the business needs arise.

  • Emergency Backup

    A data center should be resilient against unpredictable calamity or accident. Aside from backup systems for power & cooling, the facility should also be equipped with fire monitoring and suppression systems ensuring continuous operations in case of emergency.

Telin has considered some important factors when choosing the location for data center facilities, including regulatory environment, geographic position, local workforce, market maturity, and electricity. Telin's data centers meet all those key points of an ideal data center, by proving a distinctive mixture of the most strategic location and the cutting-edge technology of carrier neutral data center.

Telin presents through its two global offices, comprising in Singapore and newly in Hong Kong, which has been delivering the most ideal location to build the facilities. The selected countries are geographically advantageous as it connects Indonesia to ASEAN and the rest of the world.

Singapore is free from natural disasters like earthquake, tsunami, and volcano; and has favorable regulation and reliable electricity as well as water supply to ensure continuous operation of data center. The country is also the most connected zone in Southeast Asia since it is a gateway for 16 international submarine cable networks connecting East to South Asia, as well as other regions, such as Middle East, the Mediterranean and Europe, and the US.

Telin provides best in-class, innovative, and integrated data centre solutions to its customers in the region. We offer flexible, scalable, and modular data centers, which are suitable for businesses planning to expand in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.

Telin's Singapore s three Data Centers are built in strategic locations offering diverse location options. Telin-3, as Telin Singapore s flagship data center, is a multi-tier (Uptime Institute Tier III and Tier IV certified) facility that operates on a carrier neutral basis.

The data center offers open rack, cage, and private suite configurations. Jointly conferred by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore, Telin-3 has been awarded the prestigious BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum Award - the highest green accolade for Data Centre developments in Singapore, and it also meets Monetary Authority of Singapore s TVRA requirements.

It is your gateway to Indonesia and beyond. Highly available and reliable wide fiber network in Singapore enables dedicated high-speed network connecting the island and Indonesia. Therefore, Telin provides better connectivity to the archipelago and the lowest latency access for more than 170 millions eyeballs in Indonesia.

In April 2018, Telin launched its most recent data center in Hong Kong named Neutral Cloud and Internet Exchange (neuCentrIX HK-1). Since then, neuCentrIX has also been introduced as the new name for Telin's data centers located in the other cities, including Jakarta, Medan, Batam, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Balikpapan, Makassar, Manado, Singapore (Changi and Jurong).

Located in Hong Kong s Itech Tower 2, neuCentrIX HK-1 is a top-notch carrier-neutral data center equipped with high capacity of 600-800 KVA and 200 racks (3-4 KVA max/rack) as well as connected to mature ecosystem in MEGA-I and Equinix. The data center has seamless connection to all global infrastructures, such as submarine cable system and Point of Presence (PoP), and provides custom-made solutions to meet clients business need for a secure and efficient connection to Hong Kong, Indonesia, and global network.

By neuCentrIX HK-1, Telin has offered economically efficient top-tier data center services for small and big enterprises, ranging from Colocation to Network and Connectivity, IP transit, Direct Internet Access, Content Delivery Network, Cloud services, and other value-added services like Inter-rack connection, smart hand, and storage space provision. The data center connects seamlessly to the other ones domestically and globally, facilitating access for content, service, and network providers.

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.