Bangladesh has won certification from the global authority for the country’s National Tier IV Data Centre design, which will help secure digital contents and ensure cyber security.
The Uptime Institute of the USA today certified Bangladesh based on three criteria -- design document, constructed facility and operational sustainability, according to a press release of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) division.
The government is establishing the data centre at Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City at Kaliakoir in Gazipur. Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corporation is implementing the Tk 1,516 crore project.
Around 70 percent of the establishment work has been completed and the government already imported server, networking equipment, storage capacity, power system, cooling system, fire systems and other equipment which will also be installed shortly, the state minister said.
The Tier IV National Data Centre is also supposed to speed up digital information flow with safe and secure data when completed, said State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak.
The Tier IV is the highest level regarding reliability, availability and performance.
According to the ZTE Corporation, the centre will be the number one secured data centre in the whole South Asian region, and the sixth most secured data centre in the world.