Largest national data centre to take shape in 2021

VOV.VN - Construction on the nation’s largest data centre got underway at the Hi-Tech Park in Ho Chi Minh City on May 4, indicating the intentions of local firms to utilise cloud-based computing technology.

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Largest national data centre is expected to come into operation in 2021
Covering a total area of 10,000 square metres, the site is considered to be a large and modern data storage infrastructure that features high levels of security for thousands of domestic and foreign enterprises and organisations.

This start of the site’s development marks the nation’s first data centre to be designed according to international standards of green architecture, known as LEED CERTICATION.

The data centre will use the latest DRUPS technology, which has been applied at similar sites globally. They can operate without batteries, therefore contributing to environmental protection and ensuring levels of high reliability are maintained for important cloud computing systems.

Hoang Nam Tien, Chairman of FPT Telecom, said as the demand for digital transformation is growing both domestically and internationally, Vietnam needs to host large data centres with high standards in order to ensure data security.

A strong cloud-based platform can serve as basic infrastructure for the digital transformation of both businesses and the wider economy.

According to Gatner, 2020 will see the size of the global cloud computing industry in the IaaS segment reach approximately US$41.9 billion, while the total capacity of the cloud market could climb to nearly US$250 billion.

In Vietnam, the size of the entire cloud industry will increase from US$165 million in 2018 to US$291 million in 2024, with plenty of local organisations striving to convert applications to the cloud.

However, the majority of businesses currently use foreign-based cloud services such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Alibaba, with a limited number of cloud service providers locally.

The data centre is expected to be completed within 305 days and will open during the first quarter of next year.

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