Today’s organizations are more reliant on digital data and these data are required to be kept in an accessible, secure, and reliable environment. Hence, data centers are fast becoming the backbone of the digital economy as well as the standard for use by financial institutions, government ministries, and by the organizations where data availability is critical. Owned and operated by Myint & Associates Telecommunications Ltd., M&A Data Center is the first data center in Myanmar to receive Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute, the global data center authority based in the United States. Uptime Institute is the IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standards for the proper design, build and operation of data centers. M&A Data Center is located at the Vantage Tower, a property designed to withstand earthquakes of up to a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale and wind speed of up to 120 miles per hour. Designed with the N+1 concept, M&A Data Center is equipped with double redundant power systems, backup generators and UPS to assure the power reliability. Such concurrent maintainability features allows for any of its components to undergo any form of maintenance even while the facility is in operation. Computer Room Air-Con Units (CRAC Units) are installed to keep the equipment under standard temperature and humidity controls. Water Leakage sensors, Air Flow sensors and Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) are installed for environmental monitoring and FM 200 (Nitrogen Gas) is used for the fire suppression system.
With all these state-of-the-art facilities installed, M&A Data Center offers international standard Service Level Agreements (SLAs) which include penalties that the data center will incur should the agreed services expectations not be met. Being a Tier III Design certified data center, the facility offers 99.98% operational time service guarantee (uptime) per year meaning the annual downtime is not more than 1.6 hours. Now in operation for over 2 years, M&A Data Center boasts zero second downtime. With multiple layers of security access, the physical security is one key feature M&A Data Center guarantees, as well.