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KATHMANDU: Subisu has launched a new data center in Kathmandu. The company has opened a new modular facility in the Baluwatar area of the capital.
The facility can reportedly withstand tremors up to 8 Richter Scale. Vertiv is named as the supplier of racks and switches for the facility.
Specifications weren’t shared, but the company said the data center was one of the largest of its kind in the country.
Ram Krishna Pariyar, CTO of the company, informed that the facility was built for its own service upgrade, but will be open to use for other companies in the future.
Work on the facility began during the pandemic, and has taken two years to complete. The facility is located near Subisu’s office, which caught fire in 2019.
Alternative power supply has also been arranged in the data center. A double power system with a capacity of 40 kW in the first and 70 kW in the second line has been arranged in the two lines with the same eight-eight rack respectively.
Currently, the data center has a server with 16 terabytes per second download and upload capacity, the company said. Which has ‘One Plus One’ protection.
Pariyar said that the data center, which has been brought into operation to make the service level of Subisu for the time being, is planned to be used by other companies and institutions as per the demand in the future.
A separate new building has been prepared for the data center. It is said to be able to withstand earthquakes of up to eight magnitude. Based on international standards, the data center also has the facility to operate remotely.
Subisu, Nepal’s official partner for Vertiv, has been building modular data centers for other companies and organizations.
“Nepal Police, Rastriya Banijya Bank, Tribhuvan International Airport, Ministry of Finance are still operating modular data of Vertive in Nepal,” said CTO Pariyar.
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