1-Net officially opens its Tier III Constructed Facility


31 May 2016

1-Net Singapore has officially opened 1-Net North, the first commercial data centre in Southeast Asia to be certified as a Tier III Constructed Facility by the Uptime Institute. It also attained the BCA-IDA (Building and Construction Authority-Infocomm Development Authority) Green Mark Award for New Data Centres (Gold Plus).

A Tier III facility is a concurrently maintainable site infrastructure which has redundant capacity components and multiple distribution paths serving the critical environment, while the BCA-IDA Green Mark Award is a performance-based rating system which awards points for green features, energy efficiency and best practices adopted by the data centres.

With the new facility, 1-Net is targeting to meet the demand for data centre services from financial institutions, emerging technology and network content companies as these businesses look to outsource data storage to data centres and meet security risk compliance benchmarks on their IT infrastructure.

1-Net North adopts both the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Technology Risk Management guidelines on Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA), and the Ministry of Home Affair’s Guidelines for Enhancing Building Security in Singapore.

According to 1-Net, the data centre is designed for concurrent maintainability with no single point of failure. It said all mission-critical systems within the data centre are equipped to handle concurrent repair, maintenance and replacement without disruption to essential business operations.

Thien Kwee Eng, assistant managing director, Singapore Economic Development Board, said the launch of 1-Net North will support Singapore’s Smart Nation vision and boost Singapore’s position as the region’s leading connectivity and data management hub.

Last year, 1-Net introduced a “Data Centre Corridor” initiative which interconnected 16 key data centres in Singapore. The aim is to enable low latency direct access for customers such as cloud providers, software defined network providers and financial institutions. By end of this year, 26 data centres in Singapore and throughout the region are expected to be connected through this initiative.