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Myint & Associates Telecommunications successfully enters into colocation resale agreement with NTT communications

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. The operations are managed by the skillful network and facility engineers from the 24/7 network operations center (NOC). Along with the managed services for the data center, NOC engineers also perform remote hand and remote operation services for the clients with specific needs. With the capacity to provide 90 racks of server colocation space, M&A Data Center offers 3 types of colocation services – rack colocation, open space colocation and cage unit colocation. Being a carrier-neutral data center, M&A Data Center is not tied to a single service provider, providing diversity and flexibility for the client seeking interconnection service between multiple telecommunication carriers and/or colocation providers. In addition to its carrier neutrality, M&A Data Center is teeming with PoP allocations by national and international carriers plus internet service providers. Since April 2017, M&A Telecoms have entered into a resale agreement together with NTT Communications Thailand (NTTCT). The agreement enables NTTCT to resell colocation space, available from M&A Data Center to their clients and customers, under a new brand name referred to as Yangon Kamayut Data Center. This initiative enhances M&A Data Center’s services to extend outside of Myanmar, leveraging NTTCT’s reputable brand name and international clientele. Despite the collaboration with NTTCT, one of the internet service providing companies, M&A Data Center remains as a carrier-neutral data center. M&A Data Center has also achieved the compliance for the colocation and the physical security of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Administered and managed by a consortium of the major payment card brands – Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and JCB – PCI DSS is a stringent set of security requirements and protocols established to protect the cardholder information from credit card fraud. Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) from Trustwave Holdings, Inc., a provider of information security and compliance solutions, audited and assessed M&A Data Center according to the PCI DSS’s established guidelines. The assessment includes company policies and procedures, facility physical access controls and logging, CCTV, employee/visitor badging and logs. We have proven and verifiable PCI compliance in the form of assessment results in an Attestation of Compliance (AOC) and Report on Compliance (ROC). With this latest compliancy with PCI DSS, financial institutions and companies processing with payment cards are assured that their IT infrastructure hosted within M&A Data Center can enable safe and secure financial transactions. With the fast-paced advancing technologies in the industry, an impressive roadmap has been laid to broaden M&A Data Center’s services. As the Cloud Computing and VPS services are in demand for Myanmar’s thriving telecommunications market, M&A Data Center anticipates to deliver its first Cloud services in the future. Establishing of National Internet Exchange is in plan as well to provide a peering for all the ISPs.

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