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Release date- 23092013 - After five years of a cultural, technological and business model transformation, the inauguration of the Data Center marks a commitment to the future and points to the clouds.
The count came to an end.
'The Data Center that we inaugurate today marks a milestone in the transformation of PT into a global operator. Despite the unfavorable context for the development of the industry in the EU, PT implemented a cycle of heavy investments in infrastructure but also in systems and processes, with the goal to better serve its customers in
'The growing importance of technology requires even more of us as a company. That is why PT decided to invest in a infrastructure that allows us to be at the forefront of cloud services. It is a fundamental step for the national economy and increases the competitiveness of our companies. The Data Center is important, but more important still is what it can now provide', he added.
The ceremony was attended by investors, analysts, journalists and several national and international guests. Some contracts were also concluded with customers-founders of the Data Center, such as BCP, Visabeira, Unicer and already some Brazilian companies, for a total of 38, essential for this investment to begin to fulfill its goal and to reach out to people.
The clouds reflected in the water mirror that surrounds the vault of the Datacenter symbolize the great goal of PT; but to reach the intended growth in cloud services PT underwent five years of a cultural and technological transformation, which
The Mayor of Covilha, Carlos Pinto,spoke about the positive impact of PT's investment for the region
'50% of our business today is based on data. We're not just a telecommunications company, but also an entertainment one, which sells television. We committed to fiber, to 4G coverage and this is a process of technological investment that ends with the Data Center. And technology has to be at the center of everything that companies do', explained
Facing a tsunami of data, PT now has all the technological means to respond to what customers nowadays seek: coverage, speed, reliability and security. And it has no doubts as to the advantages that cloud solutions can provide. 'The challenge is no longer in software or in hardware. Now everything depends on what we can do with them.'
The bet on architecture, sustainability, security and energy efficiency, among other added value of the Data Center, were confirmed by all present in guided tours of key points of the building. Examples of this are the free cooling or palm vein verification systems, which were among those that aroused more curiosity among those in attendance.
Right at the entrance, visitors are greeted by a wall by Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, which summarizes all that the Data Center represents for PT. 'In the briefing that I gave him I just used three fundamental concepts: Vision, because we're looking at the future and transforming our business; Ambition because we want to reach worldwide and internationalize Portuguese technology; Confidence, because this is a big investment that we make before knowing whether we will get the return', explains
A desired return in the form of customer trust, but also in the impulse that it can represent for Portuguese technology and for the growth of cloud solutions in
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