Mar 21, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata Group announced a joint venture partnership with Orion City to build and manage the island’s first ever High-Density Data Centre at the Orion City IT Park in Colombo.
The proposed centre will be established through Digital Realty (Pvt) Ltd, a company jointly held by Dialog Broadband Network (Pvt) Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of Dialog Axiata Plcand St. Anthony’s Property Developers (Private) Limited (SAPD), a subsidiary of Orion City.
The 200 rack data centre is designed to offer services to support the rapidly escalating demand for computing power in an increasingly digital Sri Lankan economy.
Promising the highest energy efficiency, and robust capacity to support up to 8 kilowatts per rack, Digital Realty’s impressive capabilities are anticipated to drastically improve connectivity and accessibility to enhanced computing power, according to Orion City CEO and Digital Realty Managing Director, Jeevan Gnanam.
“The launch of Digital Realty and the impending establishment of our nation’s first, largest, and most efficient High-Density Data Centre is guaranteed to unleash a new wave of tech-enabled opportunities across the entire spectrum of local enterprises – from SMEs and tech-startups to large corporates, and especially for the banking and finance sector,” Gnanam explained.
The joint venture is the most recent consolidation of a strong relationship between Orion City and DialogAxiata Group.
“Today marks a true milestone for the Sri Lankan digital economy as we join together to introduce a new paradigm in technological connectivity,” Dialog Axiata Group CEO, Supun Weerasinghe said.
“All around us, we see the beginnings of advanced technology creeping into every aspect of the Sri Lankan economy.”
Digital Realty’s entire High Density Data Center will be centrally located at the Orion City IT Park in Colombo, providing a particularly valuable option for Sri Lankan enterprises seeking a convenient, cost-effective site for their primary data centers.
Each data rack will be individually monitored for power delivery and consumption in order to ensure that clients only pay for what they use, enabling unmatched returns on their digital investments.
The proposed High Density Data Centre will be completed over the next 6-9 months.