Dimension Data has been selected by a major Hong Kong energy company to upgrade and maintain its two data centres under a five-year deal, the US$5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider announced today.
By implementing an active-active architecture for its data centres, the company will be able to meet the government regulatory requirements for 99.999% availability and in delivering "always-on and always-available" services for its users, the company said in a statement.
The project also involved consolidating and unifying the company's storage in order to reduce complexity and create a data presence that is mirrored between the two sites and allows for concurrent write-access in each one.
Both data centres will also provide active application delivery, including for applications that are critical to enabling to company to ensure highly reliable supply.
This architecture will also allow the company to perform maintenance on applications without disrupting service continuity.
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