Construction on the country's the largest data centre, owned by FPT Telecom, officially started at the Hi-Tech Park in HCM City on Monday.
|The data centre is located at the Hi-Tech Park in HCM City. — Photo fpt.com.vn|
The data centre covers an area of 10,000 square metres and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year.
Once completed, FPT Telecom will provide large and modern data storage infrastructure with high security level to thousands of domestic and foreign enterprises and organisations.
Digital transformation has been occurring not only in Vietnam but also around the world, said Hoang Nam Tien, chairman of FPT Telecom.
The need to bring systems and applications onto the cloud is rising, he noted.
"Therefore, we needed to have big data centres with high standards, ensuring security for systems and be able to compete with "big companies" such as Microsoft, Google, and Amazon," he added.
A strong cloud platform is the basic infrastructure for digital transformation of businesses and economies. The scale of the Vietnamese cloud industry is forecasted to increase from US$165 million in 2018 to $291 million by 2024. VNS
The HCMC authority has proposed the central Government approve construction of a hi-tech park, the second of its kind in the city, covering some 195 hectares in District 9.
Preparations are underway for the construction of the new HCM City Science and Technology Park, which is expected to become a catalyst for growth in the city's eastern innovation hub. Gia Loc reports.