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OrionStellar Accredited as Sri Lanka’s First-Ever Data Center “TIA Rated 3 Design Certified”

By on June 10, 2022 0

OrionStellar Accredited as Sri Lanka’s First-Ever Data Center “TIA Rated 3 Design Certified”

Friday, June 10, 2022, 9:47 a.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 10, Colombo: OrionStellar, Sri Lanka’s first carrier-neutral high-density data center, reached another historic milestone after becoming the first facility of its kind on the island to be listed as TIA-942 Rated 3 data center facility.

The design of the data center is consistent with providing the highest level of availability and resiliency in terms of uninterrupted power and cooling to companies hosting their IT infrastructure at Orionstellar.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standard is one of the most widely recognized and globally implemented standards for reviewing and ensuring compliance with international best practices.

The certification covers all physical infrastructure including, but not limited to, site location, architecture, electrical and mechanical, fire safety, telecommunications and security.

The plant design simultaneously ensures maintainability of critical infrastructure equipped with redundant capacity components and multiple independent distribution paths in accordance with all applicable global standards.

“Since our launch in November 2021, OrionStellar has been on a mission to simplify digital infrastructure challenges for Sri Lankan and regional businesses. With this latest accreditation, we are strengthening our position as a trusted destination for deploying digital services and providing credible assurance to our customers and stakeholders. And we are also moving forward with establishing another historic milestone in the development of Sri Lanka’s IT infrastructure and capabilities,” said OrionStellar Managing Director Jeevan Gnanam.

Located in the capital’s Orion ICT park, OrionStellar offers a capacity of 200 racks, a rack density of up to 15 kW per rack and a design PUE of 1.4 achieved through in-row cooling systems, which allows higher levels of energy efficiency, saving up to 40% for customers co-locating their IT infrastructure at Orionstellar.

“Facilitating advanced technologies, OrionStellar’s state-of-the-art data center is poised to offer the best globally competitive services to accelerate their digitization journeys, streamline core infrastructure costs and establish higher levels of security and redundancy, while reducing energy costs and contributing to a green and thriving economy,” said Nalaka Bandara, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of OrionStellar.

Built to the latest ISO 27001 and global data center standards, the new data center aims to deliver the highest levels of reliability, efficiency and redundancy with 99.98% availability.

OSDC is designed to benefit businesses and government sector customers across the country while simultaneously contributing to the technological advancement of the region.

The center has a power infrastructure with 2 (N+1) UPS systems to provide continuous cooling with a fully redundant battery backup system and a supported N+1 generator system with dual fuel tanks in bulk with a total capacity of more than 50000 L to ensure a reliable system and uninterrupted power supply.

OrionStellar meets enterprise IT infrastructure needs and offers colocation packages designed to meet the varied requirements of different segments and industries. The facility provides white label space for telcos and large multinationals and includes dedicated cages with biometric access control for large enterprises, as well as individual racks for the hosting needs of SMEs and startups. The Orionstellar Data Center has a unique ability to monitor power usage down to the individual server level (U-tier), so customers will pay for the exact electricity usage they use on a pay model to use.

The data center also offers a range of value-added services including storage as a service and backup as a service to back up critical business data in a secure environment, disaster recovery solutions in case unplanned downtime and cost-effective data center migration services with minimal disruption to critical business functions.