Dialog Axiata PLC, the first in Sri Lanka to launch an Uptime Tier III Certified Data Centre, announced the launch of its latest fully-owned Data Centre in Piliyandala, built to the latest ISO and global data centre standards with the highest level of reliability. The facility was inaugurated by Mr. Jayantha De Silva, Secretary, Ministry of Technology and Mr. Oshada Senanayake, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. This state-of-the-art Data Centre facilitating advanced technologies, including 5G, will extend the very latest in hosting and co-location services alongside a suite of Cloud services to Sri Lanka’s Enterprise and Government sectors.
As the largest Data Centre provider in the country, Dialog is also in the process of upgrading its telecommunications network to support 5G deployment with cloudification. Through this latest establishment, customers can obtain high-density configuration, flawless connectivity, and envisioned bandwidth alongside the helm of customised services from Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider while also seamlessly advancing their business continuity and disaster recovery needs. This newly launched, most secure and scalable infrastructure facility of Dialog aims to strengthen its contribution further towards accelerating the digital transformation of Sri Lanka.
Speaking at this monumental occasion, Mr. Jayantha De Silva, Secretary, Ministry of Technology stated, “As we prepare the country for the next steps in its digital agenda, we aim to better equip local businesses with a full range of ICT solutions to enable them to thrive in a global arena. The Government of Sri Lanka is grateful for the support given by Dialog in elevating platforms to meet the key demands made by businesses and in doing so, further accelerating the country’s digital transformation towards a digitally inclusive Sri Lanka.”
“We are thankful to Dialog Axiata for their continuous efforts and support given to drive the country’s digital agenda” reiterated Mr. Oshada Senanayake, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. He further added, “Dialog’s significant investments in the construction, certification and development of new capabilities on data centres are appreciated which is geared to benefit enterprise and Government sector customers across the country while simultaneously contributing to the technological advancement of the South Asia region.”
Mr. Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC stated, “In line with our vision of spearheading the acceleration of our nation’s digitisation agenda, we hold the esteemed recognition of being the first telco in the country to lay the foundation for the first Tier III Data Centre in 2017. With the launch of our most recent Data Centre in Piliyandala built in accordance with the latest ISO and global Data Centre standards, supplemented by our investments in the Bay of Bengal Gateway and Maldives Sri Lanka Cable system, we aim to establish the most secure and scalable infrastructure to position Sri Lanka as a leader in this digital age.”