OCBC Bank Announces it Quietly Went Live With a New Singapore Data Center in Q3, 2017

This month, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC Bank) announced that it went live with a S$240 million purpose-built regional data center in the third quarter of 2017. The 134,500 square foot facility in Singapore is wholly-owned by OCBC Bank and was built to defend the bank against cyber-attacks and security breaches. Equipped with blast-proof walls, its own back-up power facility and totally independent server rooms and data halls, OCBC boasts 24/7 availability of its banking services and customers can expect zero downtime, even during power or system outages. The six-storey data center’s impressive cooling and power supply strategy earned the facility recognition for its energy-saving design, operation and management by BCA-IMDA, and will save OCBC half a million Singapore dollars per year. “As the data center is a critical and core facility for any bank, we wanted a dedicated data center owned by us and not one that is leased. This is to ensure we can have full control over its security and design – so that it is completely tailored to our exact requirements. “We therefore embarked on a four-year journey to develop our purpose-built data center from ground up – being the first Singapore bank to do so,” said … Continue reading OCBC Bank Announces it Quietly Went Live With a New Singapore Data Center in Q3, 2017