Infotech Lead Asia: Toshiba and KDDI will supply a modular data center for a securities exchange system in Myanmar.
This will be the first time that Toshiba has supplied its modular data center in an overseas market.
At present, Toshiba is strong in the Japanese data center market. In Japan, Toshiba has supplied modules to data center operators, cloud operators and enterprises, and they have won high evaluations for energy efficiency.
Daiwa Institute of Research, Japan Exchange Group and the Yangon-based Central Bank of Myanmar plan to open a securities exchange in Yangon in 2015.
The order from Myanmar is significant for Toshiba as the company is seeking to expand sales in Japan and overseas.
Recently, Toshiba Cloud & Solutions has opened its data center in France. This is Toshiba’s first data center in Europe. With a global workforce of 203,000, Toshiba has annual revenues in excess of $77 billion. Toshiba Cloud & Solutions Division is directed at professional markets, public and private-sector companies, and entities within the Toshiba Group.
Toshiba’s modular data center approach allows center operators to reduce power use by fans to 1/3 that of vertical flows.
The data centers also integrate redundant systems, allowing continued operation in the event of a problem with one unit. A voltage stabilizer will also be built into the securities exchange modules, as power supply voltages in Myanmar can be irregular.
In 2012, Toshiba developed and demonstrated a pilot data center optimized for tropical climates, in cooperation with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. The demonstration indicated that the new system had the potential to cut annual power consumption by approximately 30 percent. This is achieved by circulating unrefrigerated outside air in the cooling system, even in tropical zones.
Building on the momentum of development work Japan and the advances achieved by the Singapore project, Toshiba will promote further sales of its modular data centers in Southeast Asia and seek to expand its global business in energy efficient, low cost modular data centers.