|Viettel IDC representatives receive the certificate of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. (Photo: viettelidc.com.vn)
The recognition makes Viettel IDC the first and only data center service provider in Vietnam that meets the strict international standards set by the American Telecommunications Industry Association.
To gain the certificate, the Viettel data center was evaluated for telecommunications, electricity, architecture, electrical infrastructure and planning, disaster recovery, security, and environmental control. The assessment included more than 2,600 checks.
This rigorous evaluation process ensures that Viettel’s data center is capable of protecting customers’ data and minimizes the risk of business interruption in the event of a disaster.
Nguyen Manh Tung, head of the center’s technical section, said the system must meet the most stringent and comprehensive requirements in design, construction, and operation to ensure the highest level of security and readiness.
“We have built 4 data centers. Customers can store data at the first center and if something happens, their data can be moved to the second or the third center. There are backup options for storing customers’ data but the first center is the location with the highest security level meeting international standards,” said Tung.
Le Duc Hoang, Viettel IDC’s Deputy Director, said the company plans to expand the model to meet the increasing demand for data centers.
“Our target clients are state agencies. Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s guideline, this will be a national data center for ministries and sectors. Vietnam has applied IT in areas such as personal income tax, finance, and banking which need to store a great deal of data. Once Vietnam has its own large data centers, they will bring much benefit to the country. I hope that in the future Viettel IDC will become a hub for Asia,” said Hoang.
|For the first time, Vietnam has had a data center of international standard.
Professional third party data management has become increasingly popular for companies that have to store large amounts of data and require great accuracy and reliability.
Hiring a company that specializes in providing this service is economical for agencies and enterprises. But the new market needs regulation to manage it effectively. The Ministry of Information and Communications, the regulators in the field, has developed guidelines for implementing data centers.
Viettel IDC, with this certification, has become Vietnam’s first and only world-class data center and has made Vietnam one of just 5 countries in Southeast Asia with a world-class data center.