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TGT: Delivering High-Quality Data Centre Solutions
With the diminishing reliance on on-premise hardware and the consequential trend of outsourcing business operations, there is much dubiety concerning the best measures for managing data and communications. Towngas Telecommunications Company Limited (TGT), a Hong Kong-based data centre service provider, takes the onus of helping enterprises in Hong Kong and China to navigate the murky waters of outsourced data management. With seven data centres distributed in the region that can collectively accommodate over 15,000 server racks, TGT offers unmatched connectivity to its clients. Two of these data centres are designed and built in compliance with telecommunications industry Association-942 standards that assure of the reliability the firm promises.
To maintain flexibility in its services, TGT adopts a carrier neutral approach that offers multiple options for connectivity to its customers. “Being able to connect with multiple carriers in our data centres enables redundancy, optimal uptime, and cost-efficiency, all of which are significant benefits to any business seeking to outsource their data centres,” notes Joseph Lai, Head of Telecommunications Business of Towngas Group and General Manager of TGT.
TGT being a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) brings in a competitive advantage to the table. TGT leverages its parent organization’s extensive gas pipeline network to expand its fiber optic network utilizing Glass-In-Gas (GIG) and Glass-Along-Gas (GAG) technologies. To summarize the benefits, GIG and GAG offer two advantages: An added layer of protection within an existing pipe and a clear demarcation in blueprints translate into reduced potential of mishaps when other network providers lay their lines.
Connections with multiple carriers in our data centres power our clients with optimal uptime and cost-efficiency
But, the most crucial benefit stems from the fact since the technologies are less expensive and the arteries are already laid, the cost the customer pays is significantly reduced. Summing up all the above, TGT delivers reliable connectivity with up to 100Gbps point-to-point fiber links and dedicated bandwidth services such as T3/DS3, STM-1, STM-64, GE and 10GE.
Additionally, TGT’s all-in-one cloud service, ‘GOEZ!’ tailored to suit SMEs and catering industry, offers a simple and satisfying business operating experience with its high-speed internet. In harmony with the Chinese saying “seven necessities” to begin a day with, ‘GOEZ!’s service features high-speed and point-to-point optical fibres to the cloud platform which ensures the security and stability of the system. It also provides a wide range of network services, including cloud backup service, voice service, and vertical business applications.
With its stable and high-speed network, TGT is committed to developing reliable cloud computing services leveraging their high-end data centre infrastructure. With plans to expand footprint in Shanghai and Beijing, TGT is currently analyzing the feasibility of incorporating fog computing capability in its portfolio. Once successfully implemented, fog computing will enhance the efficiency of TGT’s clients’ business, enabling better management of the data transported to the cloud for processing, analysis, and storage.
TGT also attaches great importance to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility so that the public, especially the academia, are able to understand the data centres and different technologies. TGT is collaborating with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Sun Yat-sen University, also known as Zhongshan University, in supporting developers and researchers for applications and software development. The research and development centre in TGT Hong Kong Data Centre 2 (TGT HKDC2) aims to support their innovation and technology support programme of energy, environment, and safety cloud applications. Three practical examples in energy, environment, and safety cloud applications, namely Smart Power Extension Bar, Smart Kiosk and Indoor Position System, and also Big Data Management approach in assisting data centre management. The technologies of IoT, Cloud Computing, and Big Data not only contribute to the establishment of a smart city, but also benefit scientific research, industry, and well-being of the society.