Hitachi Sunway: Budget 2017 Wishlist – Data centre Industry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Hitachi Sunway), today shares their aspirations for Budget 2017.

Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO and Director of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems

Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO and Director of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems

Cheah Kok Hoong, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Group CEO and Director said, “Big data and Internet of Things (IoT) is driving a massive explosion of data globally. With data comes a need for a solid supporting ecosystem that includes power supply, international telecommunication infrastructure and ease of doing business to ensure customer confidence.

While the data centre industry is making efforts to implement green technology to reduce power consumption and improve energy usage efficiency, the cost of power still remains its biggest hurdle. Energy cost is the biggest operation cost for a data centre and could be as much as 40 percent of the cost. With uncertainties in terms of the cost of power, it makes it very difficult for us to manage our business with a strategic plan in place.

We hope the government will reclassify data centres under the industrial tariff E power supply, which is the tariff currently enjoyed by the manufacturing industry. This will not only benefit the industry but be a catalyst to the growth and expansion of data rich startups and businesses.”

About Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd.

Established in 2013, Hitachi Sunway is a joint venture between Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and Sunway Technology Sdn Bhd. The company’s vision is to be the one-stop ICT solutions and services provider in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. In line with this, its core ICT offerings go beyond the framework of conventional product services to include Enterprise Applications, Engineering Solutions, Infrastructure & Managed Services, as well as Data Centre Solutions. With headquarters in Malaysia, Hitachi Sunway is an MSC Status Company with regional offices in 13 locations across Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Its strategic alliances with leading global technology providers offer customers support across industries such as Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Manufacturing & Distribution, Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC). Hitachi Sunway won the Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Growth Excellence Leadership in Healthcare IT award recently. For more information, visit[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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