AIMS Data Centre Strengthens Its Position As The Most Interconnected Hub In Malaysia Featuring Facilities That Meet Global Standards
Kuala Lumpur, 24 November 2020 – Menara AIMS, headquarter of AIMS Data Centre’s (AIMS), Malaysia’s leading interconnection hub, has achieved the TIA-942 Rated-3 data centre facilities certification, strengthening AIMS’ status as an unrivalled data centre provider with world-class facilities.
The TIA-942 Rated-3 certification validates that AIMS’ infrastructure is concurrently maintainable. It can undergo any planned maintenance without downtime which means that AIMS is able to fully support mission-critical customers’ 24×7 operations. Menara AIMS, an award-winning data centre site, is also ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 20000-1, ISO 9001, Payment Card Industry and Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certified and Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) compliant. In addition, it is also compliant with the latest Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) guidelines for financial institutes as issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to ensure data centre resiliency.
According to Chiew Kok Hin, Chief Executive Officer of AIMS, “Our core commitment is to provide our customers, including BFSIs, with mission-critical facilities infrastructure that is concurrently maintainable with high-availability. The TIA-942 Rated-3 certification is a validation that we have met the standard for all nine critical aspects of the data centre infrastructure.”
Based on the TIA-942 guidelines, mission-critical infrastructure with 24×7 availability is determined by nine critical aspects. The TIA-942 covers these nine areas which are electrical, mechanical, telecommunication infrastructure, fire detection/suppression, safety, physical security, site location, architecture, and monitoring. It also stands out as the only data centre facilities standard in the world to have an official accreditation scheme of which EPI is an accredited Conformity Assessment Body (CAB). This ensures the audit and certification process is carried out by certified professionals and follows documented processes as per the ISO requirements for certification bodies.
Chiew continues that with the TIA-942 Rated 3 Facilities Certification, AIMS will continue on the road to enhance its dynamic digital ecosystem with technically supported infrastructure for the best connectivity and interconnection services. This will support Malaysian businesses to accelerate deployment of their digital transformation strategies as well as facilitating global companies to expand their operations in Malaysia and subsequently, other ASEAN countries in which AIMS is present.
According to Edward van Leent, Chairman & CEO, EPI Group of Companies, “We applaud AIMS’ commitment to protect their customers’ mission-critical infrastructure hosted at AIMS, and their unwavering focus on pushing the boundaries and creating a high-standard complete end-to-end IT and data centre solution. This focus on quality extends also to the investment in training and certification of their people on such certifications as CDCP, CDCS, CDCE, CDFOM, CTDC, CTIA, etc. It is our honour to award AIMS the certificate which they fully deserve.”
AIMS Data Centre (AIMS) is Malaysia and Southeast Asia’s leading carrier-neutral data centre and managed services provider. As the anchor site for the MyIX, it handles traffic for over 88 peers and networks with international connectivity for customers from various industries. AIMS is headquartered in Malaysia with data centre presence in Kuala Lumpur, Cyberjaya and Penang. AIMS also counts data centre presence in key ASEAN cities in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Visit www.aims.com.my for more information.
EPI is a global data centre expert company of European-origin with over 33 years of experience operating worldwide in over 60 countries and 130 cities, through direct operations and a large partner network. EPI offers an extensive range of data centre expert services which includes accredited data centre and IT training, audit and certification, and the DCOS® (Data Centre Operations Standard).
EPI’s reputation has been built on delivering high-quality technical expertise with a continuous drive for excellence and innovation. Always on the leading edge, EPI has released many world’s first innovations including the DCOS® (Data Centre Operations Standard®), Data Centre Framework®, DCCF® (Data Centre Competence Framework®), Data Centre and IT Career Planning Tools, and Data Centre and IT Training Frameworks.
EPI is the world’s largest provider of accredited data centre training and ANSI/TIA-942 conformity audit and certification services. EPI is a registered Certification Body (CB).
More information at www.epi-ap.com.