Hitachi Sunway Data Centre helps Sunway IT achieve 30% savings in energy costs
Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (“Hitachi Sunway”) announced that its data centre arm, Hitachi Sunway Data Centre Services has reported a significant 30% reduction in energy costs for its customer, Sunway Shared Services Sdn Bhd.
This achievement, attained since August 2015 was attributed to successful implementation of the ISO 50001 framework for Energy Management (EnMS) at its Pinnacle Sunway data centre facility which has been operational since February 2015. Hitachi Sunway is the first and only data centre player in Malaysia awarded the ISO 50001 EnMS – an internationally-recognised framework for integrating energy performance into management practices to improve quality and environmental impact.
Billy Lee, CEO of Hitachi Sunway Data Centre Services said, “Using energy efficiently helps organisations and our customers save money in addition to helping conserve resources. Our latest cost savings of 30% is testament of our differentiation in the market.”
Kevin Khoo, IT director of Sunway Shared Services said, “We are impressed by the amount of savings achieved by the Hitachi Sunway Data Centre Services team as typically, a 10% to15% reduction is more commonly achieved across data centre players.”
Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO / director of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems said, “Data centres have become a crucial business infrastructure. However, it is a known fact that energy takes up an average of 40% of a data centre’s operational costs as a result of extremely high power and cooling requirements. Hence, this energy cost savings for Hitachi Sunway translates directly to better margins from our data centre business.”
He added that with the market’s definitive move to embrace cloud computing, advanced usage of business intelligence with the Big Data trend, growing broadband consumption for consumer applications and digital collaborations, comes the high cost to run and maintain all these services.
“More and more enterprises and SMEs are outsourcing their critical business applications to data centre partners. Therefore, it is the onus of these data centres to ensure the continual expertise and necessary certifications when it comes to building, designing and maintaining the data centre facilities,” he said.
“To this end, Hitachi Sunway Data Centre Services offers a true end-to-end infrastructure services from the fundamental layers of data centre hardware and network connectivity all the way up to business applications and dedicated private cloud solutions. With data centres as part of a one-stop solution, we can provide clients with more efficient support including better response times, ease of management and continuity,” he concluded.
Hitachi Sunway currently has a total of three data centres with two other Tier III compliant data centres at Cyberjaya and Kuala Lumpur which are certified ISO27001 and ISO20000 respectively. The Pinnacle Sunway data centre also boasts the highest building efficiency optimized for MSC-status companies’ operations and is certified with the Green Building Index to complement its data centre services.
About Sunway Group
Established in 1974, Sunway Group is a leading property-construction conglomerate (listed as Sunway Bhd.) in Malaysia with 12 businesses across 50 locations worldwide and a 14,000-strong employee base. Our businesses encompass Property, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Commercial, Trading & Manufacturing, Building Materials, Quarrying, Healthcare, Education and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Sunway Group continues to champion CSR through three key areas of focus namely Education, Healthcare and Community Aid, Reach-out and Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) programmes.
For more information on Sunway, please visit www.sunway.com.my
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 14 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). For more information, visit www.hitachi-sunway-is.com.