Data centre operators are expanding their facilities to accommodate the need for increased security, energy efficiency and new applications/services.
Yuttasart Nitipaichit, assistant vice-president for data centres, said the expansion is expected to be completed this year.
The expansion is needed to meet the increasing demand from 24 digital television channels, digital entertainment content, mobile apps and e-learning content, he said.
CAT is also providing infrastructure for government cloud services. "We believe cloud-based services will continue growing significantly as they can reduce the cost of IT investment and maintenance by 40-60%," said Mr Yuttasart.
The state telecom enterprise has major data centres in Bang Rak, Chaeng Watthana and Nonthaburi, plus three other sites in
Mr Yuttasart said CAT did not see a high attrition rate from the
The Bang Rak headquarters handles most domestic internet exchange centres and international internet gateways. The site's optical fibre transmission system is linked with major telecoms operators from fixed-line telephones to mobile phone and internet services.
CAT has 92,000 customers, from large companies to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Mr Yuttasart said CAT has overhauled its power standby system and computer server to enhance efficiency. The enterprise also upgraded its disaster recovery site to deal with future incidents.
CAT expects revenue of
Currently, data centre and cloud businesses contribute less than 1% of total revenue, and it expects the proportion will reach 10% within five years, Mr Yuttasart said.
CAT is one of seven members of
Acasia initially offers 33 data centres that cover Asean,
Acasia's global data centre offers customers the largest single integrated data centre via its one-stop-shop facility.
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