January 20, 2016
NTT Com Recognised As The First Commercial Data Centre in Singapore To Receive Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp Of Approval
Singapore, 20 January 2016 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a global leader in ICT services, today announced that it is the first commercial data centre in Singapore to receive Uptime Institute’s Management and Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval for its facility in Serangoon.
Developed by Uptime Institute, the globally recognised accreditation focuses on operational excellence, and is awarded to data centres that are proven to support reliable 24x7 uptime performance and employ effective risk mitigation protocols.
The evaluation process for M&O certification is guided by five categories:
- Staffing and Organisation
- Planning, Coordination and Management
- Operating Conditions
The stringent testing criterion is essential for a site to achieve its full uptime potential, obtain maximum leverage of the installed infrastructure, and increase the opportunity for gaining energy efficiencies.
“We are honoured to be the first commercial data center to receive Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval, an internationally recognised standard for data centre excellence, in Singapore” says Mr Steven Neo, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Product Division, NTT Singapore. “SGDC exemplifies our dedication to keeping our operations optimal for stakeholders. We are confident that businesses will be kept running 24/7; backed with solid processes, management and highly qualified staff.”
NTT Com’s SGDC is designed to serve the needs of the financial services industry and enterprises that require high power, low latency networks and a stable and secure infrastructure to build on their private cloud.
NTT Com’s Commitment Toward Data Centre Reliability
In addition to Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval, NTT Com’s SGDC has also recently achieved compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), an information security standard for organisations that handle branded credit card transactions and information storage. The certification assures NTT Com’s stakeholders that customer data is stored in a secured environment that meets the stringent and robust security processes adhered to by international financial institutions
“Security, reliability and stability are mission-critical areas that allow businesses to function at the highest levels,” explained Mr Neo. “These require a robust and secure data centre to ensure seamless operations. NTT Com is committed to upholding the highest standards and we will continue to streamline our operations and push towards data centre excellence so as to benefit our customers.”
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimise the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data and NTT DATA.
About NTT Singapore
Established in 1997 as a wholly owned subsidiary, NTT Singapore is the regional headquarters of NTT Communications for the Asia Pacific Region. NTT Singapore provides high-quality connectivity, data center solutions, security services, IT management services, voice and conferencing solutions and solution integration services to enterprises worldwide.
About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organisation focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute serves all stakeholders responsible for IT service availability through industry leading standards, education, peer-to-peer networking, consulting, and award programs delivered to enterprise organisations and third-party operators, manufacturers, and providers. Uptime Institute is recognised globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operational Sustainability along with its Management & Operations reviews, FORCSS™ methodology, and energy efficiency initiatives.
Visit www.uptimeinstitute.com for more information.
About the PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is a global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other standards that increase payment data security. Founded in 2006 by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the Council has over 700 Participating Organisations representing merchants, banks, processors and vendors worldwide.
To learn more about playing a part in securing payment card data globally, please visit: http://pcisecuritystandards.org.
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