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Data centre upgrade for bmobile

Published: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

Bmobile already had one of the best data centres in the region but recently went a step further to become one of the first to receive the latest international standards in certification—the TIA-942-B certification, an upgrade to the TIA-942-A which the company previous attained.

This means bmobile’s data centre offerings are now even more globally competitive and remains one of the most compliant in the industry. The latest certification means the data centre’s mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, security and fire detection and protection capabilities have met the most rigorous international standards available for the industry.

Apart from TIA-942-B, TSTT also received SOC 2 certification in the last month. Tanya Muller, Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure explains that the SOC 2 accreditation, “does not just speak to infrastructure and design, but it goes straight into our process. What sort of processes do we have, how do we hire people, how do we train our staff, and what sort of confidentiality processes do we have? This one took a while, but we got it, and we’re very proud of it.”

SOC 2 focuses on a business’s controls with respect to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system. Rakesh Goswami, TSTT’s EVP of Strategic Alliance Enterprise and Tobago Operations, said the data centre allows businesses to have virtual data centres, virtual machines and disaster recovery as a service. Potential customers can rent space for their servers and other computing hardware while TSTT provides the building, cooling, power, bandwidth and physical security. “You don’t have to worry about who is managing your servers? Do you have to be there? What’s the capital cost for you?

None of that. We take care of that. So never again would you have to purchase expensive hardware that depreciates over time. Instead let TSTT do that for you,” he said.

In addition to the data centre in Trinidad, there are plans to build a comparable one in Tobago.

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