Construction has begun on the new USD 300 million USD (11 billion THB) SUPERNAP Thailand, located in Hemmaraj Industrial Estate in Thailand´s eastern province Chonburi, the company said.
SUPERNAP Thailand will be the first Uptime Institute rated Tier IV Gold data center in Asia, as well as the largest data center in the Kingdom. The facility, which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017, will have capacity for more than 6,000 data server racks.
SUPERNAP International is developing the project in partnership with a group of leading Thai organizations, including CPB Equity, Kasikorn Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and True IDC. Executives from Kasikorn Bank and Siam Commercial Bank say the development of the SUPERNAP Thailand data center will enhance the banks´ use of technology to better serve their customers and provide a homegrown solution for Thai companies that seek to expand their IT capabilities.
The new SUPERNAP Thailand data center will cover an area of nearly 75 rai or 12 hectares and will be strategically built outside the flood zone, 110-meters above sea level and only 27 kilometers away from the international submarine cable landing station, which links the facility to national and international telecoms and IT carriers.
The data center will be supported by two separate and newly-installed power sub-stations in order to provide additional redundancy and resilience to the facility.
SUPERNAP Thailand is a joint venture among SUPERNAP International, CPB Equity, Kasikorn Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and True IDC. The company was established under BOI promotion scheme in 2014.