Digicel to Open Largest Data Centre in Trinidad & Tobago

Telecommunications giant Digicel is currently completing work on the largest data centre in T&T. The facility, which will be one of the largest in the Caribbean, will have an overall capacity of 200 racks and will support SSAE SOC Type II and ISO27001 certification which focuses on the business processes and the security of the customer’s data.

ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard compared to the others and provides requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

Through the use of ISMS, a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure, Digicel will be able to include people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process thus helping small, medium and large businesses in any sector keep information assets secure.

When launched, the data centre will be concurrently maintainable, providing 99.982 per cent availability and requiring no shutdowns for equipment replacement and maintenance. A redundant delivery path for power and cooling will be added to the redundant critical components of Tier II so that each and every component needed to support the IT processing environment can be shut down and maintained without impact on the IT operation.

The data centre will offer a full range of Cloud & Managed services, including off-site data storage which can be backed-up on island or in one of their other data centres across the Caribbean or a combination of both.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has been growing at a fast rate and with the Caribbean wide high capacity MPLS network Digicel will provide diverse, low latency connectivity off-island and replicate your infrastructure and data across their data centre locations.

Other services to be offered include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Virtual Desktop Integration (VDI), BYOD, MS Office 365 and Managed Security.