Thailand's leading data center services provider T.C.C. Technology (TCCT) is collaborating with IBM to build a state-of-the-art green data center. The data center will enable TCCT to meet increasing clients demand for data centre services in terms of energy efficiency, business continuity and scalability.
The new TCCT data center is specially engineered by IBM to ensure green compliance with world standards, from project planning to networking and electrical system installation as well as emergency power supply and cooling system setup. It will be the most robust, secure and greenest data center operated by TCCT.
The new data center is designed to support TCCT's growing business through an energy efficient yet dynamic infrastructure with raised floors, heat-resistant wall systems, and humidity controllers, automatic door systems, fire protection systems, environment-friendly and personnel-safe fire extinguishing systems, self-activated monitoring alarm systems and CCTV. Apart from infrastructure design, IBM also provides TCCT with strategic counsel on the green electrical system to be used in the new facility including smart air conditioners, UPSs and electrical distribution equipment.
Mr. Kosit Suksingha, Managing Director of T.C.C. Technology Co., Ltd. (TCCT) said “TCCT has set up totally 29,700 square feet of data centers capacity in Bangkok and the vicinity. To reflect our leading position in Thailand’s data center market, to facilitate the growth of our business, and to meet the increasing demands of our customers for massive volumes of data storage and automated business processes, green data center designs meet our targets of ensuring industry compliance, enhancing business sustainability and improving customer experience. We have invested more than 200 million baht in the expansion phase of our newest site at the Bangna Data Center (BNDC), which will be operational by the end of March, with strong foundations, stable and high load bearing structures at the data center building."
The new TCCT data center will be a pioneering model for a state-of-the-art IBM Reliability Level 3b data center, which is IBM’s compliant green data center based on reliability and efficiency. The data center has cloud computing ability, highly resilient and environmental protection advantages of IBM's industry-leading data center design characterized by energy efficiency, green technologies, scalability, and the latest power and cooling technologies.
Last year our data center successfully improved energy efficiency by saving up to 15% of energy consumption, or 522,000 units of electricity reduced per year. This is equivalent to the reduction of 290 tons of CO2 emission annually. Once completed and operated as designed, the new data center will save up to 40% of energy compared to the traditional data centers.
“The key success of the data center business lines on reliability, security and risk management and capability to address the increasing needs of clients’ requirements. We are confident that the combined strengths of TCCT, as leader in the data center market, and IBM, a world’s top green technology innovator, will significantly benefit our clients who are seeking an ideal solution to drive their energy efficiency, business continuity and scalability.” said Mr. Kosit.
Mr. Thanwa Laohasiriwong, Country General Manager, IBM Thailand Co., Ltd., said: “To help our customers maximize the investment in data center infrastructure, IBM assists them from the very first stage of project development to ensure their needs are fulfilled and efficiency is at its peak. We are very pleased to work with TCCT in driving the Green Data Center initiative, and believe that our commitment and expertise in green technology will be an active mechanism for enhancing data center performance. In this project, we apply a holistic approach that incorporates IT infrastructure, operational process and safety into building a next-generation data center, which will enable TCCT to achieve its business goal and sustainable growth.”
Data centers worldwide consume 2% of the global energy annually. By 2030, data centers worldwide are forecast to consume 12% of the global energy. It is also estimated that energy cost will account for 50% of the total data center operation cost. Moreover, energy used by data centers is likely to be doubled every five-year term because of the fact that each data center requires servers and a massive number of electrical processing components.
IBM has consistently realized the significance of corporate environmental and energy management. By combining hardware, software and services offerings, IBM has helped more than 2000 companies and organizations around the world improve service, better manage risk, and resolve resource constraints - all while reducing overall energy costs by 15-40%.